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Welcome to Sweet Gum ...

Sweet Gum is located in Fannin County<1>.

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

Sweet Gum is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sweet Gum: (706) and (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Sweet Gum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Sweet Gum - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near Sweet Gum ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sweet Gum
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Sweet Gum
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Jacksonville [Towns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Towns County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Sweet Gum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
  • Cutcane [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
    • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sweet Gum
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown Hill
      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Sweet Gum
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Owltown [Union County]
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      • Owltown [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Sweet Gum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
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      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Sweet Gum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<6>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sweet Gum
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Sweet Gum
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sweet Gum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<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 Sweet Gum. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sweet Gum.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sweet Gum ...

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

Adding Sweet Gum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sweet Gum 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 Sweet Gum was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sweet Gum on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Fannin County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sweet Gum. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Fannin, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sweet Gum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweet Gum) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Gum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9812, Longitude: -84.2007       In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Gum have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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