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Welcome to Durham ...

Durham is located in Walker County<1>.


The location of Durham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Durham, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1895.

When the people of Durham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Durhamite<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Durham had a population of 1,257 people.<4> (see below for details).

Durham is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Area codes for Durham: (706) and (762)<6>

Websites for Durham ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.walkercochamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Durham, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Durham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 31 communities that are also named Durham - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Durham ...

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

  • Chattanooga
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • John Ross Estates
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Ross Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates is located in Walker County
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
  • Newnan Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newnan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs is located in Catoosa County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
  • Lytle
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
  • Martindale
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martindale
    • Martindale is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35,795 people
  • Euthtilloga ‑ Historic
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euthtilloga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euthtilloga
    • Euthtilloga is located in Chattooga County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 29,011 people
  • East Ridge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge is located in Hamilton County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Ridge <7>
  • East Brainerd
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brainerd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brainerd
    • East Brainerd is located in Hamilton County (TN)
  • Red Bank
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank is located in Hamilton County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank <7>
  • Fort Oglethorpe
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Durham ...

Looking for more information about Durham? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Durham, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Durham.

Adding Durham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Durham 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 Durham was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

We also found Durham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Durham.

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

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.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 Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Durham refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Durham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Durham.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Durham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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