The state of Georgia is divided into several regions… each having it’s own special attractions. Some love to visit the necklace of islands hugging the coastline between South Carolina and Florida, or the coastline itself. Inland, there are the midlands. To the south of them lie the plains and rolling plantation country which adjoins Florida.
That would be our very own Southwest Georgia.
To the north, the heartland of the state retains the historic antebellum territory of its developmental days. There you will find Atlanta, the capital. Further north leads to the mountains, which on one side adjoin Tennessee and on the other the Carolina’s. The western part of the state shares the Chattahoochee River boundary with the state of Alabama.
Each of these regions have state parks and lots of tourist attractions, but the purpose of this website is to focus on the Southwest Georgia area. This is the land where pecans, peaches, cotton, tabacco, and slash pines thrive. It’s also where you’ll find large plantations famous for their quail and deer hunts. Southwest Georgia is still largely pastoral and unspoiled.
Southwest Georgia provides an assortment of attractions. The quiet beauty of Andersonville, Callaway Gardens, Providence Canyons, Westville, The Little White House, Kolomoki Mounds, and so much more. An area that is well worth visiting!
Plains, GA is the home of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. Other native sons and daughters include Nobel Prize winners, inventors, and such diverse personalities as Margaret Mitchell, Dean Rusk, Martin Luther King, Joanne Woodward, Pernell Roberts, Cesar Romero, Erskine Caldwell, Carson McCullen, Flannery O’Connor, Ray Charles, Oliver Hardy, Burt Reynolds, Stacy Keach, Johnny Mercer, Harry James, Joe Penny, Rosie Greer, General Lucius Clay, Jackie Robinson, Erskine Caldwell, Otis Redding, Kim Basinger, Lena Horne, Little Richard, and Alice Walker.
Although the area is virtually free of big-time development, this land of peaches, peanuts, pecans, and pines has attracted the notice of the national press many times.
Come see for yourself. Southwest Georgia really does have something for everyone. A pleasing blend of Old South traditions and New South innovations, Southwest GA is a fascinating place to visit and live.