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Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Wilkes County<1> and is the County Seat for Wilkes County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washington has a population of 3,958 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Washington is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Washington: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Washington: 30673<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 3,958 people. This is a decrease of 4.26% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 4,134 people (or 39.03% of the total population of Wilkes County). This makes Washington the county's most populous community.

The population of Washington represents 0.04% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Washington ...

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

  • Columbia Mine ‑ Historic
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    • Columbia Mine was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,769 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carters Grove
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    • Carters Grove lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,760 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carters Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Grove
  • Lincolnton
  • Hamilton Crossroads
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    • Hamilton Crossroads lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Crossroads
  • Hesters Ferry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesters Ferry
    • Hesters Ferry lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 911 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesters Ferry
  • Lundberg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lundberg
    • Lundberg lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 831 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lundberg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lundberg
  • Daniel Springs
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    • Daniel Springs lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Springs
  • Cadley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadley
    • Cadley lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Washington.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadley
  • Tignall
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tignall
    • Tignall lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Washington.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tignall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tignall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tignall<8>
  • Crawfordville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Washington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...

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

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Washington was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1796.

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Washington.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington. 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 Wilkes, 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 Washington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washington 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 '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- Washington) 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 Washington. 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 WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7368, Longitude: -82.7383    
<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 have 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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