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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.

  • Hinds
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    • Hinds lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Sylvester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinds have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinds
  • Tifton
  • Ashburn
  • East Dougherty
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    • East Dougherty lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Sylvester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Dougherty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Dougherty
  • Omega
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    • Omega lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Sylvester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,222 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omega<8>
  • Ty Ty
  • Doerun
  • Sycamore
  • Hobby
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    • Hobby lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Sylvester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobby have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobby
  • Cuffietown
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    • Cuffietown lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Sylvester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuffietown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuffietown

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.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Worth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Sylvester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sylvester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylvester) 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 Sylvester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SylvesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5305, Longitude: -83.8354       In this case, the coordinates for Sylvester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<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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