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Welcome to Waycross ...

The city of Waycross is primarily located in Ware County<1> and is the County Seat for Ware County. A portion of Waycross extends into Pierce County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waycross has a population of 13,510 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Waycross is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Waycross is within the boundaries of the (912) area code.

The ZIP codes for Waycross: 31501-31503<4>

Websites for Waycross ...

Official Website: www.waycrossga.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waycross had an population of 13,510 people. This is a decrease of 7.78% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waycross had a population of 14,649 people (which is 40.34% of the total population of Ware County). This makes Waycross the county's most populous community.

The population of Waycross represents 0.15% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Waycross ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Waycross - they are located in Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Waycross ...

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

  • Waltertown [Ware County]
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    • Waltertown [Ware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Waycross
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,115 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltertown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Waltertown has also been known as:
    • Watertown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltertown
  • Blackshear [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackshear
    • Blackshear [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Waycross
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackshear
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackshear<7>
  • Ruskin [Ware County]
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    • Ruskin [Ware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Waycross
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,203 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruskin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruskin
  • Patterson [Pierce County]
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    • Patterson [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Waycross
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hoboken [Brantley County]
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      • Hoboken [Brantley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Waycross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoboken<7>
    • Offerman [Pierce County]
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      • Offerman [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Waycross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Offerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Offerman<7>
    • Argyle [Clinch County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Clinch County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Waycross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<7>
    • Waresboro [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waresboro
      • Waresboro [Ware County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Waycross
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waresboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waresboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waresboro<7>
    • Manor [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor
      • Manor [Ware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Waycross
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manor<7>
    • Talmo [Ware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmo
      • Talmo [Ware County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Waycross
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmo

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waycross. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Waycross.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waycross ...

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

Adding Waycross to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waycross 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 Waycross was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1883.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waycross: www.waycrossga.com/

The official website for Ware County: www.warecounty.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 Ware, 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 Waycross.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waycross - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Waycross). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waycross or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Waycross includes: 31501, 31502 & 31503.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waycross) 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 Waycross. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaycrossOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waycross. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2134, Longitude: -82.3542    
<6>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.
<7>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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