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Welcome to Vada ...

Vada is primarily located in Decatur County<1>. A portion of Vada extends into Mitchell County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Vada, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1899.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vada has a population of 56,457 people<2> (see below for details).

Vada is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Vada (for example, toward Gordon (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Vada: (229)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vada had an population of 56,457 people. This is an increase of 3.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vada had a population of 54,518 people (which is 195.81% of the total population of Decatur County).

The population of Vada represents 0.56% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people).

With a 2010 count of 54,518 people, the population of Vada increased 24.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 43,724 people).

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

Communities Also Named Vada ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Vada - they are located in Kentucky and Missouri.

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

Communities near Vada ...

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

  • Bainbridge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Cairo
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Hawkinstown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkinstown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkinstown
    • Hawkinstown is located in Baker County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,270 people
  • Camilla
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Pelham
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Colquitt
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Meigs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Newton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Whigham
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Woodland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
    • Woodland is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vada ...

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

Adding Vada to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vada 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 Vada was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vada.

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

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Decatur, 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 Vada.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vada - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.


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