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Welcome to Clarkston ...

The city of Clarkston is located in DeKalb County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarkston has a population of 12,678 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Clarkston is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Clarkston: (470)<4>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP code for Clarkston: 30021<5>

Websites for Clarkston ...

Official Website:   www.cityofclarkston.com/

Junior League:   www.jldekalb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarkston had an population of 12,678 people. This is an increase of 67.83% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarkston had a population of 7,554 people. This makes Clarkston the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Clarkston represents 0.08% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

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

Adding Clarkston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clarkston 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 Clarkston was

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

Communities Also Named Clarkston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Clarkston - they are located in Arizona, Michigan, Montana, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Clarkston ...

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

  • Atlanta [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Clarkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512,550 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<7>
  • Roswell [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
    • Roswell [Fulton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Clarkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<7>
  • Johns Creek [Fulton County]
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    • Johns Creek [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Clarkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johns Creek<7>
  • Alpharetta [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpharetta
    • Alpharetta [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Clarkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpharetta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpharetta<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smyrna [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [Cobb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Clarkston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<7>
    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
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      • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Clarkston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Stonecrest [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecrest
      • Stonecrest [DeKalb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Clarkston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecrest
    • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County]
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      • Dunwoody West [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Clarkston
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunwoody West
    • Peachtree Corners [Gwinnett County]
    • Milstead [Rockdale County]
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      • Milstead [Rockdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Clarkston
      • Estimated population in 2018: 39,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milstead

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarkston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About DeKalb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clarkston: www.cityofclarkston.com/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

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 DeKalb, 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 Clarkston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Clarkston, 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 Clarkston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clarkston 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- Clarkston) 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 Clarkston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClarkstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8095, Longitude: -84.2399    
<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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