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Welcome to Edison ...

The city of Edison is located in Calhoun County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Edison, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edison has a population of 1,394 people<2> (see below for details).

Edison is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Edison is located in the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Edison: 39846<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edison had an population of 1,394 people. This is a decrease of 8.95% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edison had a population of 1,531 people (or 22.87% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Edison the county's most populous community.

The population of Edison represents 0.02% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 250th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Edison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Edison - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Edison ...

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

  • Douglass Crossroads
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass Crossroads
    • Douglass Crossroads is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,992 people
  • Clarks Mill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Mill
    • Clarks Mill is located in Terrell County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,637 people
  • Douglasville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglasville
    • Douglasville is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,695 people
  • Blakely
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Herod
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herod have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herod
    • Herod is located in Terrell County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,384 people
  • Cuthbert
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Morgan
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Arlington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Fort Gaines
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Shellman
    (15 miles [24.1 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 Edison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edison.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edison ...

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

Adding Edison to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Edison post office opened in 1886.

We also found Edison in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Edison.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edison. 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 Calhoun, 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 Edison.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edison - 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 Edison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edison 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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