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Welcome to Fortson ...

Fortson is primarily located in Muscogee County<1>. A portion of Fortson extends into Harris County.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Fortson had a population of 4,924 people.<2> (see below for details).

Fortson is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area codes for Fortson: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Fortson: 31808<5>

Communities Also Named Fortson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fortson - they are located in Louisiana and Washington.

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

Communities near Fortson ...

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

  • Maridale Estates [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maridale Estates
    • Maridale Estates [Muscogee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Fortson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maridale Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maridale Estates
  • Phenix City [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix City
    • Phenix City [Russell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Fortson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phenix City<8>
  • Saint Marys Hills [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys Hills
    • Saint Marys Hills [Muscogee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Fortson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys Hills
  • Branton Woods [Muscogee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branton Woods
    • Branton Woods [Muscogee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Fortson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,961 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branton Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branton Woods
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mountain Hill [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Hill
      • Mountain Hill [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Fortson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 11,554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Hill
    • Cusseta Heights [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusseta Heights
      • Cusseta Heights [Muscogee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Fortson
      • Estimated population in 2018: 10,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cusseta Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusseta Heights
    • Valley [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Chambers County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Fortson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<8>
    • Smith's Station [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith's Station
      • Smith's Station [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Fortson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith's Station have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith's Station
    • Glenns [Muscogee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
      • Glenns [Muscogee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Fortson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenns have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
    • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heineburg Village
      • Heineburg Village [Chattahoochee County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Fortson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heineburg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fortson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Muscogee County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Muscogee, 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 Fortson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fortson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 community (such as Fortson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fortson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fortson) 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 Fortson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fortson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fortson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6070, Longitude: -84.9371    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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