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Welcome to Boston ...

The city of Boston is located in Thomas County<1>.

When the people of Boston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bostonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boston has a population of 1,315 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Boston is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Boston: (229)

The ZIP code for Boston: 31626<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boston had an population of 1,315 people (or an increase of 308.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boston had a population of 1,315 people. This makes Boston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Boston represents 0.01% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 265th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,315 people, the population of Boston increased 308.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 322 people).

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

Communities Also Named Boston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Boston - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (5), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (4), New York, Ohio (5), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

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

Communities near Boston ...

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

  • Thomasville [Thomas County]
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    • Thomasville [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<7>
  • Fodie [Brooks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fodie
    • Fodie [Brooks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Boston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fodie
  • Quitman [Brooks County]
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    • Quitman [Brooks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
  • Monticello [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Boston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,453 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newark [Thomas County]
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      • Newark [Thomas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Ochlocknee [Thomas County]
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      • Ochlocknee [Thomas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochlocknee have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ochlocknee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ochlocknee<7>
    • Pavo [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavo
      • Pavo [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavo<7>
    • Coolidge [Thomas County]
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      • Coolidge [Thomas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge<7>
    • Barwick [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barwick
      • Barwick [Brooks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 374 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barwick<7>
    • Tallokas [Brooks County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallokas
      • Tallokas [Brooks County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallokas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boston ...

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

Adding Boston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boston 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 Boston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thomas County: www.thomascountyboc.org/

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 Thomas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Boston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Boston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Boston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Boston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boston) 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 Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7936, Longitude: -83.7898    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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