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Welcome to Pecan ...

Pecan is located in Clay County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pecan, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

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

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

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

Pecan is located in the (229) area code.

Communities Also Named Pecan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Pecan - they are located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Pecan ...

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

  • Eufaula
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eufaula
    • Eufaula is located in Barbour County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,621 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eufaula <4>
  • Blakely
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Cuthbert
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Abbeville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Wades
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wades
    • Wades is located in Randolph County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,858 people
  • Edison
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Fort Gaines
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellville
    • Bellville is located in Clay County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 118 people
  • Haleburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleburg
    • Haleburg is located in Henry County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
  • Bluffton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pecan ...

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

Adding Pecan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pecan 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 Pecan was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Pecan post office opened in 1889.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pecan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pecan. 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 Clay, 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 Pecan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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