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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 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
The telephone area code for Folkston: (912)
The ZIP code for Folkston: 31537<4>
The community of Folkston was founded August 19, 1911.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Folkston: Named after William B. Folks, MD.
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 (or 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 total 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Folkston was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.
We also found Folkston in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Folkston.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Folkston: www.cityoffolkston-ga.gov/
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 03 Jun 2023