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Welcome to Oreburg ...

Oreburg is located in Floyd County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Oreburg, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Oreburg is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area codes for Oreburg: (706) & (762)<4>

Communities near Oreburg ...

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

  • Rome
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
    • Rome is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,764 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rome <5>
  • Ligon ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ligon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligon
    • Ligon is located in Bartow County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,810 people
  • Cedartown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Seney
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seney
    • Seney is located in Polk County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,412 people
  • Summerville Park
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville Park
    • Summerville Park is located in Floyd County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,243 people
  • Summerville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Chiaha ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiaha
    • Chiaha is located in Floyd County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,256 people
  • Trion
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trion
    • Trion is located in Chattooga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trion <5>
  • Cedar Bluff
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff is located in Cherokee County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,829 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff <5>
  • Cave Spring
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oreburg ...

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

Adding Oreburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oreburg 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 Oreburg was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Oreburg post office opened in 1888.

We also found Oreburg on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1895.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Oreburg.

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

The official website for Floyd County: www.floydcountyga.org/

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 Floyd, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oreburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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