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The city of Bainbridge is located in Decatur County<1> and is the County Seat for Decatur County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bainbridge, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bainbridge has a population of 12,151 people<2> (see below for details).

Bainbridge is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bainbridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Bainbridge (for example, toward Bascom (FL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Bainbridge is within the boundaries of the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Bainbridge: 39819<4>

Websites for Bainbridge ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bainbridge had an population of 12,151 people. This is a decrease of 4.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bainbridge had a population of 12,697 people (or 45.6% of the total population of Decatur County). This makes Bainbridge the county's most populous community.

The population of Bainbridge represents 0.13% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,697 people, the population of Bainbridge increased 8.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,722 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bainbridge.

Communities Also Named Bainbridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Bainbridge - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bainbridge.

Communities near Bainbridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bainbridge.

  • Vada
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
    • Vada is located in Decatur County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,457 people
  • Recovery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Recovery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Recovery
    • Recovery is located in Decatur County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 33,015 people
  • Reynoldsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynoldsville
    • Reynoldsville is located in Seminole County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
  • Whigham
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Attapulgus
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Iron City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Reno
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
  • Climax
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Brinson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Fowlstown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bainbridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bainbridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bainbridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bainbridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bainbridge. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bainbridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bainbridge ...

Looking for more information about Bainbridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bainbridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bainbridge.

Adding Bainbridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bainbridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bainbridge was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1830.

We also found Bainbridge in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bainbridge.

The official website for Bainbridge:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Decatur, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bainbridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bainbridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bainbridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bainbridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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