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Welcome to Climax ...

The city of Climax is located in Decatur County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Climax, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1868.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Climax has a population of 263 people<2> (see below for details).

Climax is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Climax (for example, toward Bascom (FL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Climax is within the boundaries of the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Climax: 39834<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Climax had an population of 263 people. This is a decrease of 6.07% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Climax had a population of 280 people. This makes Climax the county's 3rd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Climax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Climax - they are located in Colorado, Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Climax ...

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

  • Vada
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
    • Vada is located in Decatur County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,457 people
  • Recovery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Recovery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Recovery
    • Recovery is located in Decatur County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 33,015 people
  • Bainbridge
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Cairo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Havana
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana is located in Gadsden County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana <6>
  • Whigham
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Attapulgus
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Woodland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
    • Woodland is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
  • Good Hope ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
  • Reno
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Climax ...

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

Adding Climax to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Climax 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 Climax was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Climax post office opened in 1868.

We also found Climax on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1874.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Climax.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Climax. 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 Decatur, 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 Climax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Climax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Climax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Climax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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