Homer Northeast Georgia Mountains

This rural town, the seat of Banks County, was incorporated in 1859. Homer has many historic structures including an 1863 courthouse and the Old Jail (ca. 1880). Play golf at Hammer’s Glen, see the Ragsdale Grist Mill (also built in 1863) and visit local potter Steve Turpin. Baseball great Ty Cobb was born at the Narrows in Banks County.
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Homer was incorporated as a town in 1859 and serves as the county seat of Banks County, Georgia. This small rural town is located on Old U.S. Highway 441 and close to I-85. Homer has many historic structures, including the historic courthouse built in 1863 and the historic Old Jail built c. 1880. Play golf at Hammer's Glen, visit local potter Steve Turpin at Turpin Pottery, shop the outlet stores at Banks Crossing or experience the thrill of drag racing at Atlanta Dragway. The Narrows in Banks County is where Ty Cobb was born and not too far from town is Fort Hollingsworth, a circa 1792/1793 fort turned farmhouse in 1860. Although you can't get up close, stop by for a sunset picture of the Blind Suzie Covered Bridge outside of town.

Visitor Information Center

106 Yonah Homer Rd.
Homer, GA 30547

From Atlanta, travel north on I-85 to exit 149 at US 441 at Banks Crossing. Go north on US 441 and turn left onto Hwy. 164/Historic Homer Hwy. Hwy. 164 will take you into Homer.

Visit Website

Phone: 706-677-2108

Homer Trip Ideas & Inspiration

The dining information on this page is supplied by the Georgia Restaurant Association.