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Welcome to Sylvester ...
The city of Sylvester is located in Worth County<1> and is the County Seat for Worth County.
We aren't confident of the location of Sylvester, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvester has a population of 5,768 people<3> (see below for details).
Sylvester is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sylvester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sylvester lies within the (229) area code.
The ZIP code for Sylvester: 31791<5>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sylvester.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvester had an population of 5,768 people. This is a decrease of 6.79% since the 2010 Census.
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvester had a population of 6,188 people (which is 28.54% of the total population of Worth County). This makes Sylvester the county's most populous community.
The population of Sylvester represents 0.06% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylvester.
Communities Also Named Sylvester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Sylvester - they are located in Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sylvester.
Communities near Sylvester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvester.
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 Sylvester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylvester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylvester. 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 Sylvester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylvester. See our Newspapers Page for Sylvester.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvester ...
Looking for more information about Sylvester? 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 Sylvester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvester.
Adding Sylvester to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sylvester 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 that we've found for Sylvester was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sylvester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sylvester.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 20 Mar 2023