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Welcome to Wayside ...

Wayside is located in Jones County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Wayside, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

Wayside is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Wayside lies within the (478) area code.

Communities Also Named Wayside ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Wayside - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Wayside ...

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

  • Brookhaven
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven is located in Bibb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,554 people
  • Belvedere Manor
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvedere Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvedere Manor
    • Belvedere Manor is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,152 people
  • Jones Acres
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Acres
    • Jones Acres is located in Jones County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,962 people
  • Forsyth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Gray
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
    • Gray is located in Jones County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray <4>
  • Monticello
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Bloomfield Park
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield Park
    • Bloomfield Park is located in Bibb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,686 people
  • Morton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton is located in Jones County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 549 people
  • Mogul
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mogul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogul
    • Mogul is located in Bibb County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
  • Pitts
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pitts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pitts
    • Pitts is located in Jones County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 293 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 Wayside. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wayside.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wayside ...

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

Adding Wayside to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wayside 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 Wayside was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Wayside post office opened in 1887.

We also found Wayside in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wayside.

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

The official website for Jones County: www.jonescounty.org

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 Jones, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wayside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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