Louisville Classic South

Louisville was Georgia’s first permanent capital. Notable events there include: the burning of the Yazoo Fraud papers; the 1799 adoption of Georgia’s Great Seal, still in use today; and the chartering of the University of Georgia. Gen. Sherman’s March to the Sea is commemorated on the Civil War Heritage Trail in downtown Louisville and on the Ogeechee River.
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Dedicated to raising appreciation for the first permanent capital of the State of Georgia, Friends of Historic Downtown Louisville works independently and alongside like-minded organizations to design and implement events and programs to showcase this gem of small town, Southern life. As its flagship program, Friends created and operates The Fire House Gallery for exhibition of the very best of Southern and rural art in the beautifully restored historic Louisville fire station. In addition, Friends has developed an historic plaques program to celebrate downtown Louisville's historic buildings and designed. Friends partners with the Arts Guild of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Historical Society, and the Louisville Lions Club to support important community celebrations.

Visitor Information Center

302 E. Broad St.
Louisville, GA 30434

Visit Website

Phone: 478-625-8134

Louisville Trip Ideas & Inspiration

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