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Welcome to Ellijay ...

The city of Ellijay is located in Gilmer County<1> and is the County Seat for Gilmer County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ellijay has a population of 1,710 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ellijay is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Ellijay: 30540<5>

Websites for Ellijay ...

Official Website: www.cityofellijay.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ellijay had an population of 1,710 people. This is an increase of 5.62% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ellijay had a population of 1,619 people (which is 5.72% of the total population of Gilmer County). This makes Ellijay the county's most populous community.

The population of Ellijay represents 0.02% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 243rd most populous community.

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

Adding Ellijay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ellijay 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 Ellijay was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Ellijay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ellijay - it's located in North Carolina.

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

Communities near Ellijay ...

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

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Ellijay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buff
    • Buff [Gordon County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Ellijay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chatsworth [Murray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
    • Chatsworth [Murray County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Ellijay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatsworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatsworth<8>
  • Hinton [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Ellijay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
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      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Ellijay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<8>
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Ellijay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<8>
    • Tails Creek [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tails Creek
      • Tails Creek [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Ellijay
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tails Creek
    • Eton [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eton
      • Eton [Murray County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Ellijay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eton<8>
    • Igo [Gordon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Igo
      • Igo [Gordon County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Ellijay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Igo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Path [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Path
      • White Path [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Ellijay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Path have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Path

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ellijay. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ellijay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ellijay ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Gilmer County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ellijay: www.cityofellijay.com/

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 Gilmer, 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 Ellijay.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ellijay - 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 Ellijay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ellijay 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ellijay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ellijay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EllijayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellijay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6953, Longitude: -84.4828    
<7>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.
<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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