RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Georgia >> Floyd County >> EtowahIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Georgia


The Commemorative Quarter for Georgia







Welcome to Etowah ...

Etowah is located in Floyd County<1>.


The location of Etowah has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Etowah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Etowah is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Etowah: (706) and (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Etowah ...

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

Beyond Georgia, there are 7 communities that are also named Etowah - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Etowah ...

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

  • Rome
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
    • Rome is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,764 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rome <5>
  • Cartersville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Ligon ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ligon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligon
    • Ligon is located in Bartow County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,810 people
  • Cedartown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Adairsville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Rockmart
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockmart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockmart
    • Rockmart is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,492 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockmart <5>
  • Euharlee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Seney
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seney
    • Seney is located in Polk County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,412 people
  • Summerville Park
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville Park
    • Summerville Park is located in Floyd County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,243 people
  • Hanlin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanlin
    • Hanlin is located in Paulding County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,298 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 Etowah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Etowah.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Etowah ...

Looking for more information about Etowah? 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 Etowah, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Etowah.

Adding Etowah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Etowah in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Etowah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Etowah post office opened in 1880.

We also found Etowah on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Etowah.

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

The official website for Floyd County: www.floydcountyga.org/

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 Floyd, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Etowah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024