Ellerslie, Georgia

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Ellerslie, Georgia
Ellerslie is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Ellerslie is located in the United States
Coordinates: 32°37′53″N 84°48′4″W / 32.63139°N 84.80111°W / 32.63139; -84.80111Coordinates: 32°37′53″N 84°48′4″W / 32.63139°N 84.80111°W / 32.63139; -84.80111
CountryUnited States
722 ft (220 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706
GNIS feature ID331650
The Ellerslie Depot was originally built in 1891. The building has been restored. It is currently used as a community center and a town symbol.

Ellerslie is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Georgia, United States. Ellerslie is a part of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area.[1]


A post office called Ellerslie has been in operation since 1828.[2][3] The name of the community is believed to have origins from a character in the Waverley Novels written by Sir Walter Scott named Captain Ellerslie.[4]

The community was struck by a tornado on March 3, 2019, bringing down several trees and damaging the roofs of some homes in the area. No injuries or fatalities occurred.[5]


Ellerslie is located along Alternate U.S. Route 27 and Georgia State Route 85, which run northeast to southwest through the city, leading southwest 18 miles (29 km) to Columbus and northeast 5 miles (8 km) to Waverly Hall. The two highways meet Georgia State Route 315 in the city to form a very short concurrency in the city limits. Atlanta is 93 miles (150 km) by road to the northeast. Ellerslie is approximately 722 feet (220 m) above sea level. It is located in the Piedmont region of the state.


The community is home to one of the seven schools in the county:

  • Pine Ridge Elementary School


  1. ^ http://georgia.hometownlocator.com/ga/harris/ellerslie.cfm
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ http://www.kenkrakow.com/gpn/e.pdf
  5. ^ https://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/tornado-rips-through-ellerslie/1825232563

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