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Welcome to Jakin ...

The city of Jakin is located in Early County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Jakin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jakin has a population of 146 people<3> (see below for details).

Jakin is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: While Jakin is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Jakin lies within the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Jakin: 31761<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jakin had an population of 146 people. This is a decrease of 5.81% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jakin had a population of 155 people. This makes Jakin the county's 3rd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Jakin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Jakin - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Jakin ...

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

  • Cedar Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Springfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
  • Hentown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
    • Hentown is located in Early County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
  • Donalsonville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Ashford
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford is located in Houston County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford <6>
  • Malone
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
    • Malone is located in Jackson County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone <6>
  • Colquitt
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Cottonwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Columbia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Greenwood
    (18 miles [29 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 Jakin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jakin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jakin ...

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

Adding Jakin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jakin 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 Jakin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Jakin post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jakin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jakin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Early, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jakin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jakin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Jakin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jakin 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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