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  • Title: Georgia's Heritage Highway 441
    Descriptive info: .. U.. S.. Heritage Highway 441.. Mountain Region.. Highway 441 enters Georgia just north of Dillard, joining towns with names that reflect the rich Indian and Appalachian heritage of the area.. Awesome views of the great southern Appalachian Mountains, gentle rivers, mountain valleys, and scenic pasture land await you.. read more.. Piedmont Region.. History comes alive as you visit antebellum mansions, great gardens, art museums, unique restaurants and quaint downtowns! Shopping is an adventure in itself with distinctive shops, ice cream parlors and antique stores.. Coastal Plain Region.. Follow the trail and find some famous  ...   and is also home to some of the most striking wetlands, swamps and black water rivers in the country.. Highway 441’s Core Counties:.. Atkinson.. Baldwin.. Banks.. Clarke.. Clinch.. Coffee.. Dodge.. Echols.. Habersham.. Jackson.. Laurens.. Morgan.. Oconee.. Putnam.. Rabun.. Telfair.. Towns.. Wheeler.. Wilkinson.. Search The Site.. Request A Brochure.. Learn more about Georgia’s Highway 441.. Click here to request a guide.. Download A Brochure.. Click here to download a guide.. Getaway Packages.. Read More.. What's New.. Home.. |.. Calendar of Events.. Visitors.. Group Travel Planner.. Media.. Links.. Contact Us.. Georgia’s Highway 441 I Powered by.. simple.. view..

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    Descriptive info: Mountains.. The region offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural richness.. From the delicacy of artisan craftsmanship to the rugged mountain terrain, there is something for everyone in this region.. Banks County has much to offer visitors from historic sites such as the Ragsdale Grist Mill, unique events like the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and NHRA Southern Nationals, specialty attractions like the Labor Day Festival and Hammers Glen Golf Course, to the Southeast’s largest shopping destination and Banks Crossing.. The county seat of Rabun County is Clayton with approximately 1650 population.. Incorporated in December 1823, Clayton was known as Claytonville and was named after Augustus Clayton of Clarke County, a Superior Court Judge and later Congressman.. An Indian Village had been located at the site near a point where several cross-country trails converged.. The place where the trails crossed was called “The Dividings” as early as 1796.. The second oldest city in Rabun County is Tallulah Falls, which straddles the line between Rabun and Habersham County and was incorporated in 1884.. The town’s major attraction is the two mile long Tallulah Gorge, now a  ...   Sky Valley another incorporated city in Rabun County is known for it’s scenic beauty, golf resort and the southern most ski resort.. The Foxfire Museum is a replication of what life was like for the mountaineers who settled this area over 150 years ago.. Imagine a time before electricity, hot-and-cold running water, and the comforts of department stores.. Revisit that era at the Foxfire Museum, housed in a small cabin, built with student help on Hwy.. 441 in Mountain City, GA.. By encountering residents’ first-hand stories and the tools and tangible remnants of those early days, you’ll find the real Appalachia and also an appreciation for the difficulty and hardships of the life…the dignity of work well done.. The Hambidge Center listed on the National Historical Register rests on 600 acres in Rabun County.. Founded by Mary Crovatt in 1934, the Center is located in pristine forests filled with wildlife where the Blue Ridge and the Nantahala Mountain ranges meet.. Located in Rabun Gap, Georgia, The Hambidge Center became Georgia’s only residential colony for professional artists in 1988.. And here is where all the creative endeavors are explored…..

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    Descriptive info: Piedmont.. Rich in entertainment and history, one can enjoy the diverse music and art scenes of Athens or sample true Southern hospitality in the historic districts of Madison and Milledgeville.. Warmth and beauty await you in Milledgeville.. Georgia's Antebellum Capital.. Take a charming guided tour aboard the Convention Visitors Bureau's trolley where you will visit the magnificent Old Capitol Building and walk in the footsteps of General Sherman.. Or feel the presence of past governors on a tour of the Old Governor's Mansion.. Then stroll downtown for a delicious meal or spend your time browsing for antiques and shopping in the specialty boutiques.. Milledgeville's proud history began in 1803, when the state of Georgia searched for a site for its new capital.. Because this area offered a central location and ample springs, it was the perfect spot.. For more than 60 years, we remained the capital during a period of state history that witnessed appearances by many notable figures.. The historic district encompasses both the African-American and white cultures and boasts of more than 20 architectural landmarks, with more than a dozen identified as historically significant and on the National Historic Register.. Take a hip trip to Athens, Georgia, home of hot spots, cool cuisine and a funky arts scene.. This eclectic college town is nestled just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beckons visitors with historic architecture and impressive gardens.. Explore unique venues showcasing traditional heritage AND trend-setting southern culture.. Distinctive dining, a renowned live music scene and one of AmericanStyle magazine's Top Arts Destinations await you in Athens!.. Described before the War as The most aristocratic stop on the stagecoach route from Charleston to  ...   A national treasure of antebellum and Victorian buildings, its architecture stands as a monument to the time when cotton was king.. You will discover the very best of the past in your visit to Madison and Morgan County in the 21st century!.. Minutes from Athens and only an hour east of Atlanta, Oconee County retains a small town atmosphere.. Wander through its scenic beauty or step into the past by visiting one of the many historic sites in the area.. Take a leisurely stroll in downtown Watkinsville, do some shopping in Town Center or in the many antique shops, art galleries, silver shops and specialty shops.. Travel on down Highway 441 to Bishop where you will find vegetable and fruit stands dotting the highway.. Stop by Brooks Brady, a shop full of one-of-a-kind items and antiquities.. A short drive further on 441 will take you by Winterhawk Pottery, located in the historic Farmington Train Depot, where you can see pottery produced on site depicting Native American scenes and history.. After shopping and site-seeing, relax along Rose Creek or dine at one of our many fine restaurants.. There is so much to see and do and we're waiting for you to discover all that we have.. Eatonton and Putnam County is the home of the internationally known Uncle Remus Tales.. The county’s abundant history lives through the Uncle Remus Museum, historic district including more than 100 historic homes and sites such as the Rock Eagle Mound and Rock Hawk.. Eatonton-Putnam County has also grown to be quite a popular getaway with recreational opportunities along Lake Oconee (19,000 acres) and Lake Sinclair (17,000 acres) including golfing, shopping, dining, boating and swimming..

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    Descriptive info: Coastal Plain.. Come and sample authentic regional cuisine fresh from the field (or the water) and discover the dispersed farms and main-street communities nestled within this agricultural and natural matrix.. Coffee County, located in Georgia's Lower Coastal Plain, was created from sections of Clinch, Irwin, Telfair, and Ware counties on February 9, 1854.. The county is named in honor of General John Coffee of Virginia, an influential officer of the Georgia Militia, a hero of the War of 1812, and a prominent frontiersman, renowned for his victory in the region's Indian wars.. In 1858, Douglas was established as the county seat.. It was named after U.. senator Stephen Arnold Douglas of Illinois, who became popular because of his rivalry with Abraham Lincoln for the U.. presidency.. Douglas is home to South Georgia College, the oldest two-year institution under the University System of Georgia and the host to one of the largest Elderhostel programs in Georgia.. Two National Register Districts are found in Douglas: the downtown historic district and Gaskin Avenue, a historic residential district.. Both sites feature impressive turn-of-the-century architecture.. Other prominent places of historical interest in Douglas include Heritage Station Museum, Douglas City Cemetery, and Martin Centre, a restored 1950s movie theater.. Coffee County is home to many great events such as The National BBQ Festival (held the first weekend in November) and one of the longest lighted Christmas Parades in South Georgia.. Douglas’s vibrant downtown shopping district and great natural assets (such as General Coffee State Park, the Broxton Rocks, great golf courses, and two museums) make it a great community for people to live, work, and play.. In 2007, Douglas-Coffee County was named  ...   a regional 'Field and Stream' contest and learned that he had caught the WORLD'S RECORD LARGEMOUTH BASS.. This record still stands today.. The county and state rural roads deliver a panoramic view of the countryside for those exploring on bicycle or motorcycles.. Beautiful scenic drives offer rolling hills, timbered land, and open farmland.. In the summer the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle adds to a delightful evening ride.. At the Little Ocmulgee State Park, the Wallace Adams Memorial Golf Course has been recognized as one of the finest 18-hole public courses in the southeastern United States.. Also located at the park is a well-stocked fishing lake, tennis courts, hiking trails, and modernized camp sites.. Wheeler County was created in 1912, named for General Joseph Wheeler, who served in the Confederate Calvary and later as a U.. Army officer in the Spanish-American War.. Wheeler County has two locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Wheeler County Courthouse, built in 1915, is a large brick structure featuring columns across the entrance and marble corridors.. It is listed as one of Georgia’s Classic Courthouses, and noted for its “monumental character in a rural residential setting.. ” The Woodland Plantation, constructed in 1870, is a 19-room private residence featuring imported Italian black marble fireplaces, a multi-gabled roof and ornate mahogany molding.. Another site of historical significance is the Milly Troup Tomb and the Big Oak Tree.. According to legend, a young slave who died in 1863 was buried near the home of her master, and an oak tree was planted to shade the grave.. The tombstone is still there and the tree now measures 30 feet in diameter..

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    Descriptive info: Mountain Region Description..

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    Descriptive info: Piedmont Region Description.. History comes alive as you visit antebellum mansions, great gardens, art museums, unique restaurants and quaint downtowns in the south! Shopping is an adventure in itself with unique shops, ice cream parlors and antique stores..

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    Descriptive info: Coastal Plain Description.. Come and sample authentic regional cuisine fresh from the field (or the water) and discover the dispersed farms and main-street communities nestled within the agricultural and natural matrix..

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  • Title: Georgia's Heritage Highway 441
    Descriptive info: Request A Guide.. Please fill out the form below to download our visitors guide.. All Red Fields are Required.. Contact Information.. First Name:.. Last Name:.. Address 1:.. Address 2:.. City:.. State:.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Alberta.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. British Columbia.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisianna.. Maine.. Manitoba.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Brunswick.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. Newfoundland.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Northwest Territories / Nunavut.. Nova Scotia.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Ontario.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Prince Edward Island.. Puerto Rico.. Quebec.. Rhode Island.. Saskatchewan.. South Carolina..  ...   would like to download the brochure:.. I would like for you to mail me the brochure:.. Visit Information.. Planned Date of Visit:.. (mm-dd-yyyy).. Primary Destination:.. Purpose of Trip (select all that appy).. Vacation:.. Reunion:.. Sports Event:.. Conference:.. Group tour:.. Other:.. I am interested in (check all that apply):.. Arts & Culture/Performing Arts:.. Attractions & Museums:.. Children's Activities:.. Dining & Nightlife:.. Festivals/Special Events:.. Free Activities/Specials:.. Gardens:.. Golf:.. History/Heritage:.. Holiday:.. Hotels/Bed & Breakfasts:.. Outdoor Activities:.. Religious:.. Shopping:.. Spas:.. Student/Youth:.. Comments.. How did you hear about us?:.. Comments:.. Please enter the 7 character string shown in the box above.. Send me updates and offers by e-mail:..

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  • Title: Georgia's Heritage Highway 441
    Descriptive info: 12/01/2013 - 12/07/2013.. On-Going Events.. Historic Trolley Tours.. January 16, 2009 (No End Date).. Add to Itinerary.. Times:.. Mon - Fri, 10am; Sat, 2pm (once daily).. www.. visitmilledgeville.. org.. Location:.. Convention & Visitors Bureau.. Phone:.. 800-653-1804.. Admission:.. $10, adults; $10, seniors; $5, children 6-13.. The Milledgeville guided trolley tour includes rotating visits to the Old State Capitol, c.. 1807, St.. Stephens Episcopal Church, c.. 1841, Lockerly Hall, c.. 1839, and the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House, c.. 1825.. The trolley is available Monday - Friday at 10:00 am and Saturday at 2:00 pm (once daily).. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children 6-13.. All tours begin at the Convention Visitors Bureau.. Tour stops vary daily.. Old Governor's Mansion Tours.. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 2pm-4pm(tours hourly).. gcsu.. edu/mansion.. Old Governor's Mansion, Milledgeville.. 478-445-4545.. $10 per person, $7 seniors, $2 students.. This National Historic Landmark house is furnished in period antiques and is open for guided tours Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.. m.. to 4 p.. and Sunday from 2 p.. Tours begin on the hour, admission charge, group rates available.. Closed Mondays and all holidays.. "Labor Behind the Veil" Tours at the Old Governor's Mansion.. July 15, 2010 (No End Date).. By appointment only.. Old Governor's Mansion, 120 S.. Clarke St.. TBA.. A historically documented tour, Labor Behind the Veil: The History of Slaves and Free Persons at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839-1868, provides mansion visitors a glimpse of the working lives of men and women who lived and worked on the mansion grounds.. The tour researched and developed by mansion director Jim Turner, assistant curator Matt Davis and Deitrah Taylor was years in the making and included reading historic letters, ledgers and documents to piece together the workings of the mansion.. By the end of the tour, visitors should understand issues of race and sex in the Antebellum South and the governors' political views about slavery, furthering the mission of the Old Governor's Mansion Historic House Museum.. Labor Behind the Veil tours are available by appointment only.. Call (478) 445-4545 to book your tour.. "The Collections Tour" at the Old Governor's Mansion.. 11am - 2pm (Tues-Fri) by appointment only.. $15 - Adults, $8 - Seniors, $10 - Groups, $4 - Students.. FOCUS.. : The Collections Tour, hosted by the Mansion Curator, provides visitors with an opportunity to hear an in-depth discussion of the Mansion's varied material and textile collections, the process of building the collection following the recent $9.. 5 million dollar restoration of the structure, and culminating in the methodologies employed  ...   478-414-4014.. Free.. A Downtown Farmers Market and a Milledgeville Main Street Project, opens in May and runs through November.. The market will be held every Tuesday, 4pm - 7pm, in the lot across from Suntrust Bank on Hancock St/Hwy 22.. This is an upscale market with Georgia Made, Georgia Grown products! For more information, please contact the Mainstreet office at 478-414-4014.. They are also actively seeking produce and craft vendors! Local growers with Georgia-grown produce and artisans with Georgia-made products are asked to contact the market to complete an application form.. For more information on becoming a vendor, contact the Mainstreet office at 478-414-4014.. Old Governor's Mansion Curator's Tours.. 11am & 2pm.. The Curator's Tour is an in-depth look at the Old Governor's Mansion and focuses on the recent restoration.. You will see additional areas of the Mansion that are not usually part of the regular tours.. Reservations are required and due the day before each program.. Tours are held at 11 a.. and 2 p.. every third Tuesday of each month.. Cost is $15, adults; $8, seniors; $10, adult groups, and $4, students.. Tours of the Historic Ashley-Slater House.. 8 a.. until 5 p.. cityofdouglas.. 211 S.. Gaskin Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533.. (912) 384-4555.. $1 per person for guided tours, self-guided tours are free.. Enjoy the ghostly tale of the Ashley-Slater House and the untimely deaths of its original inhabitants.. An original mural, antique furnishings, and a lovely garden add to the charm of this 1912 Italianate mansion that also serves as the Douglas Area Welcome Center.. Self-guided tours are available from 8 a.. Monday-Friday.. For a guided tour, call ahead to (912) 384-4555 or email.. tourism@cityofdouglas.. Heritage Station Museum Tours.. July 22, 2010 (No End Date).. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.. until 4 p.. 219 W.. Ward Street, Douglas, GA 31533.. (912) 389-3461.. $1 per person.. Learn about local and railroad history at this former G F Rail Depot.. The permanent collection features Native American, Civil War, and other local history information along with a special exhibit area that changes monthly.. Monthly programs are also held.. Call (912) 389-3461 for more information or email.. rharbuck@cityofdouglas.. Open Thursday - Saturday, 10am-4pm only.. December 2013.. S.. M.. T.. W.. 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