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Welcome to Pelham ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Pelham, you might consider that their post office opened in 1872.
When the people of Pelham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pelhamite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Pelham has a population of 3,462 people<3> (see below for details).
Pelham is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Pelham lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Pelham (for example, toward Gordon (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
The telephone area code for Pelham: (229)
The ZIP code for Pelham: 31779<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pelham had an population of 3,462 people. This is a decrease of 11.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.52% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Pelham had a population of 3,898 people (which is 16.59% of the total population of Mitchell County). This makes Pelham the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Pelham represents 0.04% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 155th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,898 people, the population of Pelham increased 63.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,379 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Pelham.
Communities Also Named Pelham ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Pelham - they are located in Alabama (2), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pelham.
Communities near Pelham ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pelham.
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 Pelham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pelham.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pelham. 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 Pelham.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pelham. See our Newspapers Page for Pelham.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...
Looking for more information about Pelham? 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 Pelham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pelham.
Adding Pelham to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Pelham 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 Pelham was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>
We also found Pelham in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Pelham.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pelham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Mitchell County: www.mitchellcountyga.net
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 25 Sep 2023