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The city of Tallapoosa is located in Haralson County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tallapoosa, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1832.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tallapoosa has a population of 3,199 people<2> (see below for details).

Tallapoosa is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Tallapoosa is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Tallapoosa is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Tallapoosa: 30176<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tallapoosa had an population of 3,199 people. This is an increase of 0.91% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tallapoosa had a population of 3,170 people (which is 11.01% of the total population of Haralson County). This makes Tallapoosa the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Tallapoosa represents 0.03% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 175th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Tallapoosa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Tallapoosa - it's located in Missouri.

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

Communities near Tallapoosa ...

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

  • Carrollton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Cedartown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Bremen
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Temple
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Hart Town
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart Town
    • Hart Town is located in Carroll County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,437 people
  • Tyus
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyus
    • Tyus is located in Carroll County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
  • Heflin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
    • Heflin is located in Cleburne County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin <6>
  • Bowdon Junction
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bowdon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Mount Zion
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tallapoosa ...

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

Adding Tallapoosa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Tallapoosa post office opened in 1832.

We also found Tallapoosa on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1863.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tallapoosa.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tallapoosa. 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 Haralson, 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 Tallapoosa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tallapoosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Tallapoosa, 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 Tallapoosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tallapoosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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