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Welcome to Hiawassee ...

The city of Hiawassee is located in Towns County<1> and is the County Seat for Towns County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hiawassee has a population of 904 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hiawassee.

Hiawassee is 2,040 feet [622 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Hiawassee: 30546<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hiawassee had an population of 904 people. This is an increase of 2.73% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hiawassee had a population of 880 people (or 8.4% of the total population of Towns County). This makes Hiawassee the county's 2nd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Hiawassee ...

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

Communities near Hiawassee ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Hiawassee
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Jacksonville [Towns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Towns County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Hiawassee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
  • Owltown [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
    • Owltown [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Hiawassee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
  • Andrews [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
    • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Hiawassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Young Harris [Towns County]
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      • Young Harris [Towns County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Hiawassee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Harris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Young Harris<8>
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Hiawassee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<8>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Hiawassee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Naguchee [White County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naguchee
      • Naguchee [White County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Hiawassee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naguchee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blairsville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hiawassee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blairsville<8>
    • Helen [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [White County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Hiawassee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helen<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hiawassee ...

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

Adding Hiawassee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hiawassee 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 Hiawassee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Towns County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hiawassee. 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 Towns, 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 Hiawassee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hiawassee - 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 city (such as Hiawassee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hiawassee 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hiawassee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hiawassee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HiawasseeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiawassee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9496, Longitude: -83.7582    
<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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