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Welcome to Donalsonville ...

The city of Donalsonville is located in Seminole County<1> and is the County Seat for Seminole County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Donalsonville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Donalsonville has a population of 2,468 people<2> (see below for details).

Donalsonville is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Donalsonville (for example, toward Cottonwood (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Donalsonville is within the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Donalsonville: 39845<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Donalsonville had an population of 2,468 people. This is a decrease of 6.87% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Donalsonville had a population of 2,650 people (which is 30.36% of the total population of Seminole County). This makes Donalsonville the county's most populous community.

The population of Donalsonville represents 0.03% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.

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

Communities near Donalsonville ...

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

  • Cedar Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Springfield
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
  • Hentown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
    • Hentown is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
  • Malone
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
    • Malone is located in Jackson County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone <5>
  • Colquitt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Butlers Ferry
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Ferry
    • Butlers Ferry is located in Seminole County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
  • Reynoldsville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynoldsville
    • Reynoldsville is located in Seminole County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
  • Gordon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon is located in Houston County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
  • Iron City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Brinson
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Donalsonville ...

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

Adding Donalsonville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Donalsonville post office opened in 1889.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Donalsonville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Donalsonville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Seminole, 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 Donalsonville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Donalsonville - 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 Donalsonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Donalsonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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