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Welcome to Clarkesville ...

The city of Clarkesville is located in Habersham County<1> and is the County Seat for Habersham County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarkesville has a population of 1,823 people<2> (see below for details).

Clarkesville is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Clarkesville: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Clarkesville: 30523<5>

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarkesville had an population of 1,823 people. This is an increase of 5.19% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarkesville had a population of 1,733 people. This makes Clarkesville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Clarkesville represents 0.02% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 238th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Clarkesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Clarkesville - it's located in Michigan.

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

Communities near Clarkesville ...

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

  • Toccoa
  • Cornelia
  • Cleveland
  • Jarrett
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrett
    • Jarrett lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Clarkesville.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrett
  • Baldwin
  • Lula
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
    • Lula lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Clarkesville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,016 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<7>
  • Clayton
  • Mount Airy
  • Homer
  • Alto
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Clarkesville.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,207 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<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 Clarkesville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clarkesville.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarkesville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clarkesville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarkesville ...

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

Adding Clarkesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clarkesville 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 Clarkesville was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1823.

We also found Clarkesville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Clarkesville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clarkesville. 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 Habersham, 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 Clarkesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 Clarkesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clarkesville 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- Clarkesville) 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 Clarkesville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClarkesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6141, Longitude: -83.5250    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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