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Welcome to Blackshear ...

The city of Blackshear is located in Pierce County<1> and is the County Seat for Pierce County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blackshear has a population of 3,518 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blackshear.

Blackshear is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Blackshear: (912)

The ZIP code for Blackshear: 31516<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blackshear had an population of 3,518 people. This is an increase of 2.12% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blackshear had a population of 3,445 people (which is 18.37% of the total population of Pierce County). This makes Blackshear the county's most populous community.

The population of Blackshear represents 0.04% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

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

Adding Blackshear to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blackshear was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blackshear on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Blackshear ...

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

  • Waycross [Ware County]
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    • Waycross [Ware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Blackshear
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waycross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waycross<6>
  • Waltertown [Ware County]
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    • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Blackshear
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waltertown has also been known as:
    • Watertown
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  • Ruskin [Ware County]
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    • Ruskin [Ware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Blackshear
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,203 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruskin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin
  • Nahunta [Brantley County]
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    • Nahunta [Brantley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Blackshear
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,165 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahunta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nahunta<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Raybon [Brantley County]
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      • Raybon [Brantley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Blackshear
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raybon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raybon
    • Screven [Wayne County]
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      • Screven [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackshear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Screven<6>
    • Patterson [Pierce County]
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      • Patterson [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackshear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<6>
    • Hoboken [Brantley County]
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      • Hoboken [Brantley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Blackshear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoboken<6>
    • Offerman [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Offerman
      • Offerman [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Blackshear
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Offerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Offerman<6>
    • Sunnyside [Ware County]
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      • Sunnyside [Ware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Blackshear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Blackshear. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blackshear.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blackshear. 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 Blackshear.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blackshear. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blackshear.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackshear ...

Looking for more information about Blackshear? 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 Blackshear, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blackshear.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Pierce County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blackshear. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Pierce, 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 Blackshear.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blackshear - 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 Blackshear). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blackshear or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blackshear) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blackshear. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlackshearOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackshear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3062, Longitude: -82.2421    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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