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Welcome to Watkinsville ...

The city of Watkinsville is located in Oconee County<1> and is the County Seat for Oconee County.

The location of Watkinsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Watkinsville has a population of 2,938 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Watkinsville is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Watkinsville: (470)<5>, (678) & (770).

The ZIP code for Watkinsville: 30677<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watkinsville had an population of 2,938 people. This is an increase of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Watkinsville had a population of 2,832 people (or 8.63% of the total population of Oconee County). This makes Watkinsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Watkinsville represents 0.03% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 188th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,832 people, the population of Watkinsville increased 35.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,097 people).

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

Adding Watkinsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Watkinsville was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watkinsville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Watkinsville ...

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

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

Communities near Watkinsville ...

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

  • Athens [Clarke County]
  • Chamberlin [Clarke County]
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    • Chamberlin [Clarke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Watkinsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlin
  • Monroe [Walton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe [Walton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Watkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,979 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<8>
  • Madison [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Watkinsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cleveland Station [Clarke County]
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      • Cleveland Station [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Watkinsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Station
    • Nicholasville [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholasville
      • Nicholasville [Walton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Watkinsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholasville
    • Statham [Barrow County]
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      • Statham [Barrow County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Watkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Statham<8>
    • Arcade [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Watkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
    • Nicholson [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholson
      • Nicholson [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Watkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,909 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholson<8>
    • Winterville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Clarke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Watkinsville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<8>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watkinsville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Oconee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeecounty.com/

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 Oconee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watkinsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watkinsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Watkinsville, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>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 Watkinsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watkinsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watkinsville) 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 Watkinsville. 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 WatkinsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkinsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8612, Longitude: -83.4072       In this case, the coordinates for Watkinsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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