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Welcome to Eatonton ...

The city of Eatonton is located in Putnam County<1> and is the County Seat for Putnam County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Eatonton has a population of 6,711 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Eatonton is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Eatonton: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Eatonton: 31024<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Eatonton had an population of 6,711 people. This is an increase of 3.56% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Eatonton had a population of 6,480 people (or 30.54% of the total population of Putnam County). This makes Eatonton the county's most populous community.

The population of Eatonton represents 0.07% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Eatonton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Eatonton - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near Eatonton ...

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

  • Milledgeville [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milledgeville
    • Milledgeville [Baldwin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Eatonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,508 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milledgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milledgeville<7>
  • Comfort [Greene County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort [Greene County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Eatonton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,085 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Madison [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Eatonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Monticello [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Jasper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Eatonton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oconee Springs [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconee Springs
      • Oconee Springs [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Eatonton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconee Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconee Springs
    • Shady Dale [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Dale
      • Shady Dale [Jasper County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Eatonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shady Dale<7>
    • Buckhead [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhead
      • Buckhead [Morgan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Eatonton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhead<7>
    • Buckhead [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhead
      • Buckhead [Hancock County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Eatonton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvin
      • Calvin [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Eatonton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
    • Resseaus Crossroads [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Resseaus Crossroads
      • Resseaus Crossroads [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Eatonton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Resseaus Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resseaus Crossroads

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Eatonton. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Eatonton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eatonton ...

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

Adding Eatonton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eatonton 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 Eatonton was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

We also found Eatonton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountyga.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 Putnam, 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 Eatonton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eatonton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 Eatonton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Eatonton 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eatonton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eatonton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EatontonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eatonton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3267, Longitude: -83.3886    
<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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