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Cains, Georgia

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Welcome to Cains ...

Although we found mention of Cains during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Cains was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Cains was located in Gwinnett County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Cains to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Cains - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Cains, please Contact Us.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cains has a population of 9,369 people<2> (see below for details).

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Cains might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Cains would be found within the (770) area code.

Adding Cains to Our Gazetteer ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cains was

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

Communities Also Named Cains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Cains - it's located in Pennsylvania.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Cains and then turned east". While Cains could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Cains as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cains could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cains.






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