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The city of Holly Springs is located in Cherokee County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Holly Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

A typical abbreviation for Holly Springs: Holly Spgs. (or less commonly used: Holly Spngs. or Holly Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Holly Springs has a population of 15,526 people<2> (see below for details).

Holly Springs is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Holly Springs and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Holly Springs is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Holly Springs: 30115<5>

Websites for Holly Springs ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Holly Springs had an population of 15,526 people. This is an increase of 68.96% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Holly Springs had a population of 9,189 people. This makes Holly Springs the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Holly Springs represents 0.09% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Holly Springs.

Communities Also Named Holly Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Holly Springs: This one is located in Cherokee County and the other is located in Jackson County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 27 communities that are also named Holly Springs - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (4), Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi (2), North Carolina (6), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2) and Texas (5).

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

Communities near Holly Springs ...

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

  • Roswell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Johns Creek
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Creek
    • Johns Creek is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johns Creek <6>
  • Alpharetta
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Marietta
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Smyrna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Dunwoody West
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
    • Dunwoody West is located in DeKalb County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
  • Milton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Kennesaw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>
  • Kennesaw Acres
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
    • Kennesaw Acres is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
  • Acworth
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holly Springs ...

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

Adding Holly Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Holly Springs 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 Holly Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Holly Springs post office opened in 1855.

We also found Holly Springs in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Holly Springs.

The official website for Holly Springs:

The official website for Cherokee County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Cherokee, 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 Holly Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holly Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Holly Springs, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<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 Holly Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Holly Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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