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Welcome to Folkston ...

The city of Folkston is located in Charlton County<1> and is the County Seat for Charlton County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Folkston has a population of 5,016 people<2> (see below for details).

Folkston was founded August 19, 1911.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Folkston: Named after William B. Folks, MD.

The community of Folkston is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Folkston is located in the (912) area code.

The ZIP code for Folkston: 31537<4>

Websites for Folkston ...

Official Website: www.cityoffolkston-ga.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Folkston had an population of 5,016 people. This is an increase of 100.48% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Folkston had a population of 2,502 people (which is 20.56% of the total population of Charlton County). This makes Folkston the county's most populous community.

The population of Folkston represents 0.03% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

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

Communities near Folkston ...

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

  • Jefferson [Camden County]
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    • Jefferson [Camden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Folkston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,032 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
  • Hazlehurst [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
    • Hazlehurst [Camden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Folkston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,137 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazlehurst have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
  • Hilliard [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliard
    • Hilliard [Nassau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Folkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilliard<7>
  • Woodbine [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine
    • Woodbine [Camden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Folkston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbine<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenville [Camden County]
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      • Greenville [Camden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Folkston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Tarboro [Camden County]
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      • Tarboro [Camden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Folkston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Boulogne [Nassau County]
    • Mattox [Charlton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattox
      • Mattox [Charlton County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Folkston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattox have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winokur [Charlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winokur
      • Winokur [Charlton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Folkston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winokur
    • Dyal [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyal
      • Dyal [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Folkston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyal

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Folkston ...

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

Adding Folkston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Folkston 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 Folkston was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Charlton County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Folkston: www.cityoffolkston-ga.gov/

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 Charlton, 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 Folkston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Folkston - 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 Folkston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Folkston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Folkston) 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 Folkston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FolkstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folkston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8337, Longitude: -82.0068    
<6>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.
<7>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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