Carnesville Northeast Georgia Mountains

Carnesville’s roads pass through scenic farmland and make great bike and motorcycle rides. Built in 1907, the 132-foot Cromer’s Mill Covered Bridge straddles Nail's Creek with a unique design. Nearby is the Ty Cobb Museum, which highlights the career of the 'Georgia Peach.'

Carnesville was named after Judge Thomas Peter Carnes, a lawyer and Congressman of the Revolutionary War era, and the county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Located a few miles outside of town is 132-foot-long Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1907 with the town lattice design straddling Nail's Creek. Nearby are Lake Hartwell, Georgia's largest Army Corp of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi, and Ty Cobb Museum, highlighting the career of the "Georgia Peach." For outdoor fun, visit the area's two state parks, Victoria Bryant State Park and Tugaloo State Park. Carnesville has the Franklin County Livestock Market, the largest one in the state. Annual events include the Harvest Festival at Tugaloo State Park, as well as the Jr.-Sr. Catfish Rodeo, Pioneer Skills Day, Heritage Day and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The roads in the area pass through scenic farmland and are great for cycling and motorcycle rides.

Visitor Information Center

16 Athens St.
Carnesville, GA 30521

Phone: 706-384-4659

Carnesville Trip Ideas & Inspiration

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