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Welcome to Blakely ...

The city of Blakely is located in Early County<1> and is the County Seat for Early County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blakely has a population of 4,571 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Blakely is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Blakely (for example, toward Haleburg (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Blakely: (229)

The ZIP code for Blakely: 39823<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blakely had an population of 4,571 people. This is a decrease of 9.81% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blakely had a population of 5,068 people (or 46.04% of the total population of Early County). This makes Blakely the county's most populous community.

The population of Blakely represents 0.05% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Blakely ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Blakely - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Brunswick, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Blakely ...

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

  • Douglass Crossroads [Early County]
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    • Douglass Crossroads [Early County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Blakely
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,992 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass Crossroads
  • Douglasville [Early County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglasville
    • Douglasville [Early County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Blakely
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglasville
  • Cedar Springs [Early County]
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    • Cedar Springs [Early County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Blakely
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,997 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Springs<7>
  • Springfield [Early County]
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    • Springfield [Early County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Blakely
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hentown [Early County]
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      • Hentown [Early County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Blakely
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hentown
    • Colquitt [Miller County]
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      • Colquitt [Miller County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blakely
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colquitt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colquitt<7>
    • Edison [Calhoun County]
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      • Edison [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Blakely
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,407 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edison<7>
    • Arlington [Calhoun County]
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      • Arlington [Calhoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Blakely
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
    • Fort Gaines [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gaines
      • Fort Gaines [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Blakely
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Gaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Gaines<7>
    • Columbia [Houston County]
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      • Columbia [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Blakely
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blakely. See our Newspapers Page for Blakely.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blakely ...

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

Adding Blakely to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blakely 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 Blakely was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1830.

We also found Blakely in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

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

Mentions & References for Blakely

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Early County

About Georgia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blakely. 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 Early, 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 Blakely.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blakely - 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 Blakely). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blakely 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blakely) 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 Blakely. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlakelyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blakely. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3776, Longitude: -84.9335    
<6>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.
<7>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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