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Welcome to Smyrna ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Smyrna, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smyrna has a population of 56,563 people<2> (see below for details).

Smyrna is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area Codes for Smyrna: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP codes for Smyrna: 30080-30082<5>

Websites for Smyrna ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smyrna had an population of 56,563 people. This is an increase of 10.32% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smyrna had a population of 51,271 people (or 7.45% of the total population of Cobb County). This makes Smyrna the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Smyrna represents 0.53% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Smyrna ...

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

Beyond Georgia, there are 37 communities that are also named Smyrna - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (4), California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (5), Texas (4), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Smyrna ...

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

  • Atlanta
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • South Fulton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fulton
    • South Fulton is located in Fulton County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on South Fulton
  • Roswell
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Alpharetta
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Brookhaven
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven is located in DeKalb County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Brookhaven
  • Dunwoody West
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoody West have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoody West
    • Dunwoody West is located in DeKalb County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,733 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dunwoody West
  • Peachtree Corners
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Tucker
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
    • Tucker is located in DeKalb County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Tucker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucker <6>
  • East Point
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Kennesaw
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 a Google Map centered on Kennesaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennesaw <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smyrna ...

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

Adding Smyrna to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smyrna 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 Smyrna was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Smyrna.

The official website for Smyrna:

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 Smyrna.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smyrna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Smyrna, 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 Smyrna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smyrna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Smyrna includes: 30080, 30081 & 30082.
<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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