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Welcome to Bowdon ...

The city of Bowdon is located in Carroll County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bowdon has a population of 2,093 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Bowdon is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Bowdon is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Bowdon is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Bowdon: 30108<5>

Websites for Bowdon ...

Official Website: www.bowdon.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowdon had an population of 2,093 people. This is an increase of 2.6% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowdon had a population of 2,040 people. This makes Bowdon the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bowdon represents 0.02% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 223rd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Bowdon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bowdon - it's located in North Dakota.

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

Communities near Bowdon ...

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

  • Carrollton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
    • Carrollton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Bowdon and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,450 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<7>
  • Bremen (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremen
    • Bremen lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Bowdon and is located in Haralson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,818 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremen<7>
  • Temple (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
    • Temple lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Bowdon and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temple<7>
  • Tyus (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyus
    • Tyus lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Bowdon and is located in Carroll County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyus
  • Heflin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
    • Heflin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Bowdon and is located in Cleburne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<7>
  • Tallapoosa (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallapoosa
    • Tallapoosa lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Bowdon and is located in Haralson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallapoosa<7>
  • Bowdon Junction (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdon Junction
    • Bowdon Junction lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bowdon and is located in Carroll County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon Junction<7>
  • Mount Zion (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Zion
    • Mount Zion lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Bowdon and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Zion<7>
  • Buchanan (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
    • Buchanan lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Bowdon and is located in Haralson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<7>
  • Franklin (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Bowdon and is located in Heard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<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 Bowdon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bowdon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowdon ...

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

Adding Bowdon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bowdon 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 Bowdon was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1865.

We also found Bowdon in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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The official website for Bowdon: www.bowdon.net/

The official website for Carroll County: www.carrollcountyga.com/

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 Carroll, 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 Bowdon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowdon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Bowdon, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<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 Bowdon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bowdon 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bowdon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bowdon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BowdonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5382, Longitude: -85.2533    
<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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