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Welcome to Pearson ...

The city of Pearson is located in Atkinson County<1> and is the County Seat for Atkinson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pearson has a population of 2,061 people<2> (see below for details).

Pearson is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Pearson: (912)

The ZIP code for Pearson: 31642<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pearson.

Websites for Pearson ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pearson had an population of 2,061 people. This is a decrease of 2.65% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pearson had a population of 2,117 people (which is 25.28% of the total population of Atkinson County). This makes Pearson the county's most populous community.

The population of Pearson represents 0.02% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 219th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Pearson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Pearson: This one is located in Atkinson County and the other is located in Coffee County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 22 communities that are also named Pearson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California (2), Idaho, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Pearson ...

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

  • Douglas
  • Nicholls
  • Homerville
  • Willacoochee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willacoochee
    • Willacoochee lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Pearson.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,389 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willacoochee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willacoochee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willacoochee<6>
  • Oak Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
    • Oak Park lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Pearson.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
  • Mora
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
    • Mora lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pearson.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mora
  • Argyle
  • Axson
  • Leliaton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leliaton
    • Leliaton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Pearson.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leliaton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leliaton
  • Millwood

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pearson. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pearson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pearson ...

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

The official website for Pearson:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Atkinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pearson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pearson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Pearson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pearson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pearson) 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 Pearson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PearsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2977, Longitude: -82.8526    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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