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Welcome to Hamlet ...

So far, we found very little information about Hamlet. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hamlet to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hamlet, please Contact Us.


Hamlet would have been located within present day Polk County<2>.


The location of Hamlet has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hamlet, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Hamlet is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Hamlet was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

Hamlet would have been located in the (770) area code.

Communities Also Named Hamlet ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Hamlet - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Hamlet ...

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

  • Rome
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • 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
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Dallas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
    • Dallas is located in Paulding County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,388 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas <5>
  • Ligon ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ligon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Country Acres
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Acres
    • Country Acres is located in Paulding County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,545 people
  • Rockmart
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockmart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Summerville Park
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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
  • Forrister
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrister have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrister
    • Forrister is located in Paulding County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,130 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 Hamlet. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hamlet.

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

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

Adding Hamlet to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hamlet 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 Hamlet was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Hamlet post office opened in 1883.

We also found Hamlet on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hamlet.

The official website for Polk County: www.polkcountygeorgia.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hamlet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hamlet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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/









 

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