Leslie Presidential Pathways

Whether traveling to Leslie via car or the SAM Shortline, Leslie is the destination for telephone lovers; visit the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum to see the world’s largest collection of telephones.
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Leslie was incorporated in 1892. The town was given its name from a Victorian lady named Leslie Bailey. Today, the town still looks much the same as when she strolled the dogwood lined streets and well­kept white houses over a century ago. A large part of Leslie belongs to the agribusiness sector of Sumter County. Rolling farmland and rumbling tractors harvesting different produce throughout the year is the common sight driving through this part of Sumter County.

Leslie is home to the Antique Dogwood Festival each year in April. The festival, held in the town's civic center, brings antique dealers from across the state. A variety of antique merchandise from coin collections and Civil War memorabilia to furniture can be purchased at this annual festival.

Visitor Information Center

135 North Bailey Avenue
Leslie, GA 31764

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Phone: 229-874-4786

Leslie Trip Ideas & Inspiration

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