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Welcome to Emerson ...

The city of Emerson is located in Bartow County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Emerson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emerson has a population of 1,587 people<2> (see below for details).

Emerson is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area Codes for Emerson: (470)<4>, (678) and (770)

The ZIP code for Emerson: 30137<5>

Websites for Emerson ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emerson had an population of 1,587 people. This is an increase of 7.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emerson had a population of 1,470 people. This makes Emerson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Emerson represents 0.02% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 253rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,470 people, the population of Emerson increased 34.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,092 people).

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

Communities Also Named Emerson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Emerson: This one is located in Bartow County and the other is located in Brooks County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 29 communities that are also named Emerson - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska (2), New Brunswick, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Emerson ...

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

  • Marietta
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Kennesaw
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>
  • Kennesaw Acres
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
    • Kennesaw Acres is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
  • Woodstock
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Canton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,347 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton <6>
  • Acworth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Noonday
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noonday have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonday
    • Noonday is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,592 people
  • Holly Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Powder Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Powder Springs Chase
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powder Springs Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powder Springs Chase
    • Powder Springs Chase is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,758 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emerson ...

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

Adding Emerson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Emerson 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 Emerson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Emerson post office opened in 1888.

We also found Emerson on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Emerson.

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

The official website for Bartow County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Bartow, 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 Emerson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emerson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Emerson, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<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 Emerson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Emerson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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