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Welcome to Leo (aka 'Meldean') ...

Leo is located in White County<1>.

Leo is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Leo: (706) and (762)<3>

The community of Leo has also been called Meldean.

Websites for Leo ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Leo, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Leo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Leo - they are located in Alberta, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas (2), West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Leo ...

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

  • Gainesville
  • Gainesville Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville Mills
    • Gainesville Mills lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Leo.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville Mills
  • Willow ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
    • Willow was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Leo.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,138 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dahlonega
  • Cornelia
  • Cleveland
  • Baldwin
  • Hargrove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hargrove
    • Hargrove lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Leo.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,371 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hargrove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hargrove
  • Lula
  • Demorest

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leo ...

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

Adding Leo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Leo 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 Leo was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Leo.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leo. 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 White, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leo) 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 Leo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5411, Longitude: -83.7403    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.




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