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Welcome to Whigham ...

The city of Whigham is located in Grady County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Whigham, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Whigham has a population of 464 people<2> (see below for details).

Whigham is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Whigham (for example, toward Grand Ridge (FL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Whigham is within the boundaries of the (229) area code.

The ZIP codes for Whigham: 31797, 39897<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whigham had an population of 464 people. This is a decrease of 1.49% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whigham had a population of 471 people. This makes Whigham the county's 2nd most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Whigham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Whigham: This one is located in Grady County and the other is located in Decatur County.

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

Communities near Whigham ...

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

  • Vada
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
    • Vada is located in Decatur County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,457 people
  • Bainbridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Cairo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Hansell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansell
    • Hansell is located in Thomas County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
  • Pelham
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Havana
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana is located in Gadsden County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana <5>
  • Meigs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ochlocknee
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochlocknee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ochlocknee
    • Ochlocknee is located in Thomas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ochlocknee <5>
  • Attapulgus
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • 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 Whigham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whigham.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whigham ...

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

Adding Whigham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Whigham 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 Whigham was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Whigham post office opened in 1880.

We also found Whigham on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1910.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Whigham.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Grady, 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 Whigham.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whigham - 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 Whigham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whigham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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