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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.

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

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

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 telephone 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 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
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Douglass Crossroads is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,992 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass Crossroads
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Douglass Crossroads
  • Douglasville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Douglasville is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,695 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglasville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Douglasville
  • Cedar Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Springfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Springfield is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
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  • Hentown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hentown is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
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  • Colquitt
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Edison
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Arlington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Fort Gaines
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Columbia
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)

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.

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blakely.

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

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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>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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