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Welcome to Powder Springs ...

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

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

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<3> (see below for details).

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

Powder Springs is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Powder Springs: (470)<5>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Powder Springs: 30127<6>

Websites for Powder Springs ...

Official Website: www.cityofpowdersprings.org/

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.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Powder Springs was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Powder Springs on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Powder Springs on our Genealogy Page.

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 [Fulton County]
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    • Atlanta [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Powder Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512,550 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<8>
  • South Fulton [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton [Fulton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Powder Springs
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  • Marietta [Cobb County]
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    • Marietta [Cobb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Powder Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marietta<8>
  • Smyrna [Cobb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna [Cobb County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Powder Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,443 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
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      • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Powder Springs
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    • East Point [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Point
      • East Point [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Powder Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Point<8>
    • Kennesaw [Cobb County]
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      • Kennesaw [Cobb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Powder Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennesaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw<8>
    • Kennesaw Acres [Cobb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennesaw Acres
      • Kennesaw Acres [Cobb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Powder Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennesaw Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennesaw Acres
    • Douglasville [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglasville
      • Douglasville [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Powder Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,036 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglasville<8>
    • Woodstock [Cherokee County]
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      • Woodstock [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Powder Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Cobb County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Powder Springs: www.cityofpowdersprings.org/

The official website for Cobb County: www.cobbcounty.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 Cobb, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Powder Springs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Powder Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Powder Springs, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Powder Springs) 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 Powder Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Powder SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powder Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8659, Longitude: -84.6838       In this case, the coordinates for Powder Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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