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Golden Isles Parkway runs along U.S. Highway 341 from I-75 at Perry to I-95 at Brunswick. Your Golden Isles Parkway adventure will take you through these communities. Click on the links to learn more about their local attractions, events and more.


Barnesville / Lamar County

Welcome to Barnesville, Georgia!In its heyday, Barnesville was the Buggy Capital of the world, even building buggies for Presidents! Explore antique stores and sample delicious candy made by local candy companies, using locally grown pecans. Located a short fifteen minute drive west of I-75, visit the historic town of Barnesville and see beautiful mansions built by the Buggy Barons of the 1800’s. In its heyday, Barnesville was the Buggy Capital of the world, even building buggies for Presidents! Explore antique stores and sample delicious candy made by local candy companies, using locally grown pecans. 


 

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Culloden / Monroe County

Please note Culloden will not be participating in the 2013 Peaches to the Beaches

Culloden is Monroe County's oldest town, first settled in the late 1700s by William Culloden, a Scotsman. In the BATTLE OF CULLODEN on April 19, 1865, a part of Wilson's Federal Raiders, moving toward Macon, encountered the "Worrill Grays" near this spot. The "Grays," numbering less than 200 men, fought a magnificent battle, greatly outnumbered. After a two-hour battle they finally yielded to the superior force, leaving their dead and wounded in Federal hands. So fierce was the fighting that the two men in the 17th Indiana (mounted) Infantry who captured the flag of this fighting unit, were awarded Medals of Honor by the United States Government. In the center of the town's historic district is the site of the oldest Methodist Church in Georgia founded in 1802. The Culloden Annual Chick Willis Blues Festival is held each Labor Day Saturday in September at Ellis Field In Culloden. The festival provides our blues lovers with down-home music from various performing artists, and a variety of foods and art concessions. There's plenty of space to spread blankets, umbrellas and chairs to relax and enjoy the music. The festival carries the namesake of Chick Willis, a native of Monroe County singing the blues since the early 50's through today. Hence, the birth of THE CULLODEN ANNUAL CHICK WILLIS BLUES FESTIVAL!


NOTE
Culloden will not be participating in the 2012 Peaches to the Beaches.

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Roberta/Crawford County

Crawford County lies in both the geographic and the idyllic heart of Georgia. Straddling the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont, its soil, weather, business and culture are blessed with the best of the state's variety. Life is a little less complicated, but business thrives. Starry skies escape the city lights, but the nearby urban vitality helps define the lifestyle. Community organizations cooperate to preserve history and environment as assets for the future, make the county a safe place to live, and give our children the best possible education. Roberta and Crawford County are your "Heart of Georgia" alternative to the congestion and rush of the city. The living is easy and the air is clean. No traffic. No crowds. Yet, we are a progressive community with easy access to the amenities of Macon, less than 20 miles to the east. Visit for a day or come to stay. Come to hunt, to fish, to visit our historical sites. Stay to discover neighbors who care, schools that make every child special, a safe environment, and the sweetest peaches in the state. And when you come see us, just wave back.


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Fort Valley / Peach County

Peach County is excited about the future. With progressive leadership, steady growth, warm and friendly people, quality schools and a skilled workforce, Peach County is poised to become one of the next growth hotspots in Georgia. Peach County is an excellent place to meet people, learn new things and network for the future. A great place to call home! With an average temperature of 64.4 degrees and the sun shining brightly 66 percent of available daytime hours, there is much to be said about living, working, playing and raising a family in beautiful Peach County, Ga. It offers a certain quality of life found only in small towns throughout this great nation. Yet, it is also a diverse community, made up of individuals and families representing the many and varied cultures found throughout the world. We hope you visit us here in Peach County.


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Perry / Houston County

You'll find an ample supply of Southern hospitality and charm in Perry, Georgia. From the unique, quaint shops of the downtown district to the hustle and bustle of the state-of-the-art Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, visitors are sure to find what they are looking for. Perry is known as "The Crossroads of Georgia" because of its advantageous location just off I-75, approximately 25 miles south of Macon. Nestled in the heart of Georgia, Perry is strategically located where three major state and federal highways intersect and the Golden Isles Parkway begins. Founded in 1821 through a treaty with the Creek Indians, Houston (pronounced "Howston") County extended from the Ocmulgee River on the eastern boundary to the Flint River on its western boundary. Perry was incorporated in 1824, named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, known for his triumph at Lake Erie in the War of 1812.


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Hawkinsville / Pulaski County

Experience Southern hospitality in true form, where small town charm is plentiful and visitors are greeted with a warm welcome. The entire family will be pleased with superb golf, outstanding performances, unique shopping, outdoor adventures, historical places and harness horses!


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Eastman / Dodge County

Dodge County has a thriving rural community based on true southern hospitality and down home attractions. By keeping focused on ongoing community growth, Dodge County merchants and residents are able to continually expand their community. Dodge County has many unique elements for tourists and residents alike. For the outdoor sportsman, Dodge County offers many acres of unsoiled land great for hunting and fishing. For visitors who want to stay the night, Dodge County has two hotels and one Bed & Breakfast located in Eastman: The Jameson Inn, America's Best Inn and The Dodge Hill Inn. Dodge County is an agricultural paradise. While driving through Dodge County you will see numerous road side stands offering fruits and vegetables, you'll even see a couple of Hardy Farm Peanuts stand. You can even catch a glimpse of the famous pecan orchards that started Stuckey's and their famous Pecan Log Rolls. If you want to pick your own fresh peaches, strawberries or blackberries, Tom Sawyer Farms is your destination. Don't forget to try their Homemade Peach Ice Cream! Dodge County is a great place to visit and take a break from the big city life and experience true southern charm.


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McRae / Telfair County

Come visit the land of the lazy rivers, quiet evenings and a slower pace of living. Telfair County abounds with outdoor opportunities while providing a way of life that soothes the soul. Located in the middle of the state, Telfair County is in the middle of "everything!" In four hours or less, you can drive to watch the sun rise over the Georgia beaches, enjoy the neon lights of Atlanta, watch the clouds float over the mountaintops, visit historic Savannah or fish on Lake Blackshear, Walter F. George, or Lake Sinclair. Yes, we are the best slice of the pie in Georgia and home to Little Ocmulgee State Park!


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Hazlehurst / Jeff Davis County

Bordered by three of Georgia's major rivers, Jeff Davis County is a sportsman's paradise. The Ocmulgee and Oconee rivers merge on the county's border to form the mighty Altamaha River. The rivers are popular places for fishing, canoeing, and camping. The river lowlands and swamps are popular areas for deer, turkey, and wild hog hunting. Established in 1870 as a railroad camp, Hazlehurst has grown steadily to accommodate the needs of its nearly 14,000 county residents with an award winning school system, thriving medical community, countless extra-curricular activities and community events. You are cordially invited to get “Hooked on Hazlehurst”.


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Baxley / Appling County

Welcome to Baxley, “Where your dreams can take root!” and hometown friendliness still shines through a spectacular environmental setting. Like a tree, we have roots. Step back in time as you visit the Appling County Heritage Center, where an extraordinary turpentine production display exists. Visit the Genealogy Room, War Room, Black History Room and agricultural implement collection and publications by local historians. Discover our landscaped downtown where you'll find many quaint and unique shops. Like a tree, we have branches. Go out on a limb and follow your spirit. Beware as you pass through Surrency, 10 miles east of Baxley, for the town is well known for its documented "Surrency Ghost." Don't miss the opportunity to view the historic Graham United Methodist Church 10 west of Baxley. The interior of this 1886 church is breathtaking. You're never far from the outdoors; the Altamaha River, Altamaha Canoe Trail, Moody Forest Natural Area and Lake Mayers all provide opportunities to relax, kick back and enjoy life.


Wayne

Jesup-Odum / Wayne County

Deep in the heart of Southeast Georgia, on the banks of the mighty Altamaha River, Wayne County beckons visitors and newcomers alike. The county seat is Jesup, Georgia, "The City That Trains Built," a quaint little town with captivating Southern charm and rich history. The downtown area is a warm, inviting place where you can shop a diverse and unique collection of merchants' offerings. As you follow the Golden Isles Parkway you will enter Gardi, Georgia. This quiet community is situated approximately seven miles south of Jesup on Highway 341. Nine miles north of Jesup, the city of Odum, "The Little Town with the Big Heart," reflects its pine forest, railroad and farming history. Come to Odum and visit our "Southern charming" restaurants, furniture establishments, t-shirt resources, and restored railroad depot. Founded in 1805, Wayne County will celebrate its bicentennial by hosting several special events.


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Brunswick & The Golden Isles / Glynn County

A port city and four barrier islands -- St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island -- offering so much to do, so many wonderful reasons to visit...again and again. Come discover, as did Spanish explorers 400 years ago, not gold, but rather the astonishing beauty, glorious weather and natural radiance that make these special places so indisputably golden. Relax along endless white sand beaches under the golden sun. Swim and sail in the Atlantic. Challenge 216 holes of golf or play tennis on acres of tennis courts. Stroll nature trails that wind through stands of live oaks, pine, azaleas, wisteria and mysterious resurrection ferns. Fish, boat, bike and shop. You can even ride horseback on the beaches! From doing it all to doing nothing at all, the pace of discovery and relaxation is yours to choose.

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