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Welcome to Sylvania ...

The city of Sylvania is located in Screven County<1> and is the County Seat for Screven County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvania has a population of 2,445 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Sylvania is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sylvania is within the boundaries of the (912) area code.

The ZIP code for Sylvania: 30467<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvania had an population of 2,445 people. This is a decrease of 17.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 59.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvania had a population of 2,956 people (which is 20.26% of the total population of Screven County). This makes Sylvania the county's most populous community.

The population of Sylvania represents 0.03% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,956 people, the population of Sylvania decreased 50.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,990 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sylvania ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Sylvania - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sylvania ...

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

  • Cameron [Screven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
    • Cameron [Screven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Sylvania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,012 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
  • Millen [Jenkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millen
    • Millen [Jenkins County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Sylvania
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,762 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millen<7>
  • Sardis [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
    • Sardis [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Sylvania
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 970 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<7>
  • Hiltonia [Screven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiltonia
    • Hiltonia [Screven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Sylvania
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiltonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiltonia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newington [Screven County]
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      • Newington [Screven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Sylvania
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newington<7>
    • Hilltonia [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltonia
      • Hilltonia [Screven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Sylvania
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltonia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltonia
    • Oliver [Screven County]
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      • Oliver [Screven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Sylvania
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oliver<7>
    • Rocky Ford [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Screven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Sylvania
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Ford<7>
    • Zeigler [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeigler
      • Zeigler [Screven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Sylvania
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeigler
    • Captolo [Screven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captolo
      • Captolo [Screven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Sylvania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captolo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captolo

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvania ...

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

Adding Sylvania to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sylvania 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 Sylvania was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.

We also found Sylvania in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Screven County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylvania. 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 Screven, 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 Sylvania.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvania - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Sylvania). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sylvania or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylvania) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylvania. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SylvaniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvania. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7504, Longitude: -81.6366    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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