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Welcome to Young Harris ...

The city of Young Harris is located in Towns County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Young Harris has a population of 1,658 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Young Harris is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Young Harris: (706) and (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Young Harris: 30582<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Young Harris had an population of 1,658 people. This is an increase of 84.43% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Young Harris had a population of 899 people (which is 8.59% of the total population of Towns County). This makes Young Harris the county's most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Young Harris.

Adding Young Harris to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Young Harris 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 Young Harris was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Young Harris on a map titled .

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

Communities near Young Harris ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Young Harris
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Owltown [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
    • Owltown [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Young Harris
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
  • Andrews [Cherokee County]
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    • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Young Harris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<8>
  • Murphy [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
    • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Young Harris
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Young Harris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
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      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Young Harris
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Naguchee [White County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naguchee
      • Naguchee [White County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Young Harris
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naguchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hiawassee [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawassee
      • Hiawassee [Towns County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the east of Young Harris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawassee<8>
    • Blairsville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Young Harris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 655 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blairsville<8>
    • Helen [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [White County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Young Harris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helen<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 Young Harris. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Young Harris.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Young Harris ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Young Harris. 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 Towns, 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 Young Harris.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Young Harris - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 Young Harris). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Young Harris 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Young Harris) 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 Young Harris. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Young HarrisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Young Harris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9356, Longitude: -83.8471       In this case, the coordinates for Young Harris 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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