RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Houston, Georgia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other GA
Communities

















Welcome to Houston ...

Houston is located in Heard County<1>.

The location of Houston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Houston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Houstonian<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Houston had a population of 110 people.<4> (see below for details).

Houston is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Area codes for Houston: (706) and (762)<6>

Communities Also Named Houston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Houston ...

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

  • LaGrange [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaGrange
    • LaGrange [Troup County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,741 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaGrange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaGrange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaGrange<8>
  • Roanoke [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,940 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<8>
  • Graysons Landing [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysons Landing
    • Graysons Landing [Troup County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysons Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysons Landing
  • West Point [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Troup County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Houston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,723 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grantville [Coweta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
      • Grantville [Coweta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantville<8>
    • Hogansville [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogansville
      • Hogansville [Troup County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hogansville<8>
    • Louise [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Troup County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Sunny Point [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Point
      • Sunny Point [Troup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Houston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Point
    • Franklin [Heard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Heard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<8>
    • Ephesus [Heard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephesus
      • Ephesus [Heard County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Houston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephesus

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Houston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Houston.

Adding Houston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Houston 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 Houston was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.

We also found Houston in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Search for a Georgia Community

About Heard County

About Georgia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. 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 Heard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Houston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Houston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houston.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<7>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 from Point A (ie- Houston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1596, Longitude: -85.1377       In this case, the coordinates for Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 08 Aug 2022