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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>

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).

Telephone area codes for Durham: (706) & (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:

Adding Durham to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Durham elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

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

Communities Also Named Durham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chattanooga
    • Chattanooga [Hamilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 182,799 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chattanooga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chattanooga<8>
  • John Ross Estates [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on John Ross Estates
  • Newnan Springs [Catoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs [Catoosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Newnan Springs
  • Lytle [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Lytle
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Martindale [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martindale
      • Martindale [Walker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Durham
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 35,795 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Martindale
    • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euthtilloga
      • Euthtilloga [Chattooga County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Durham
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 29,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euthtilloga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Ridge [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
      • East Ridge [Hamilton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,182 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on East Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Ridge<8>
    • East Brainerd [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brainerd
      • East Brainerd [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
      • 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 Google Maps centered on East Brainerd
    • Red Bank [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Durham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,840 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Red Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank<8>
    • Signal Mountain [Hamilton County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8581, Longitude: -85.4325       In this case, the coordinates for Durham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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