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Welcome to Fort Gaines ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Gaines, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
A typical abbreviation for Fort Gaines: Ft. Gaines
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Gaines has a population of 988 people<2> (see below for details).
Fort Gaines is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Fort Gaines lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel south from Fort Gaines (for example, toward Columbia (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The telephone area code for Fort Gaines: (229)
The ZIP code for Fort Gaines: 31751<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Gaines had an population of 988 people. This is a decrease of 10.75% since the 2010 Census.
At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Gaines had a population of 1,107 people (or 34.78% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Fort Gaines the county's most populous community.
The population of Fort Gaines represents 0.01% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 282nd most populous community.
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Gaines.
Communities Also Named Fort Gaines ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Fort Gaines - it's located in Alabama.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Gaines.
Communities near Fort Gaines ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Gaines.
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 Fort Gaines. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Gaines.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Gaines. 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 Fort Gaines.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Gaines. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Gaines.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Gaines ...
Looking for more information about Fort Gaines? 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 Fort Gaines, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Gaines.
Adding Fort Gaines to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fort Gaines 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 Fort Gaines was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Gaines.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Feb 2024