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Welcome to Jacksonville ...

Jacksonville is located in Towns County<1>.

When the people of Jacksonville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Jacksonvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacksonville has a population of 5,239 people<3> (see below for details).

Jacksonville is 1,940 feet [591 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Jacksonville: (706) and (762)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacksonville had an population of 5,239 people. This is an increase of 3.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville had a population of 5,045 people (which is 48.18% of the total population of Towns County).

The population of Jacksonville represents 0.05% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people).

With a 2010 count of 5,045 people, the population of Jacksonville increased 28.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,934 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jacksonville ...

While we believe that this Jacksonville is located in Towns County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Jacksonville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Greene and Telfair County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 55 communities that are also named Jacksonville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Missouri (4), Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Jacksonville ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Jacksonville
    • 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
  • Owltown [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
    • Owltown [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Jacksonville
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Jacksonville
    • 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>
  • Murphy [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
    • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Jacksonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Jacksonville
      • 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.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Naguchee [White County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naguchee
      • Naguchee [White County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Jacksonville
      • 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.
    • Hiawassee [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawassee
      • Hiawassee [Towns County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Jacksonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawassee<8>
    • Blairsville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Jacksonville
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Jacksonville
      • 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 Jacksonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacksonville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacksonville ...

Looking for more information about Jacksonville? 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 Jacksonville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jacksonville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Towns County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jacksonville. 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>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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacksonville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacksonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jacksonville) 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 Jacksonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JacksonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jacksonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9181, Longitude: -83.8572    
<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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