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Welcome to Powder Springs ...

The city of Powder Springs is located in Cobb County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Powder Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1836.

A typical abbreviation for Powder Springs: Powder Spgs. (or less commonly used: Powder Spngs. or Powder Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Powder Springs has a population of 15,779 people<2> (see below for details).

Powder Springs is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Powder Springs is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Powder Springs: 30127<5>

Websites for Powder Springs ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Powder Springs had an population of 15,779 people. This is an increase of 13.19% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Powder Springs had a population of 13,940 people. This makes Powder Springs the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Powder Springs represents 0.14% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Powder Springs.

Communities Also Named Powder Springs ...

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

Communities near Powder Springs ...

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

  • Atlanta
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • South Fulton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton is located in Fulton County
  • Marietta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Smyrna
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • East Point
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Kennesaw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw
    • Kennesaw is located in Cobb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>
  • Kennesaw Acres
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
    • Kennesaw Acres is located in Cobb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
  • Douglasville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodstock
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Pontevedra
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontevedra have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontevedra
    • Pontevedra is located in Fulton County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,694 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Powder Springs ...

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

Adding Powder Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Powder Springs post office opened in 1836.

We also found Powder Springs in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Powder Springs.

The official website for Powder Springs:

The official website for Cobb County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Cobb, 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 Powder Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powder Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Powder Springs, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>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 Powder Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Powder Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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