The rail spur from Athens to Lula was completed in 1874 for the North Eastern Railroad. Civil engineers Joel Hurt and his brother Fletcher named the town in honor of Miss Lula Phinizy, later Mrs. Abner W. Calhoun, whom they both admired. This small North Georgia town is located in both Hall and Banks counties. It was incorporated in 1876, has a population of 1,543 and has a total area of 2.8 square miles.
Rafe Banks Park offers a variety of activities for sports lovers. Stop at the Command Center at North Georgia Canopy Tours and spend the day zipping through the trees. While at NGCT, you can play disc golf or spend the night in a Teepee.
While in Lula, visit Crocker Pottery and the Georgia Folk Pottery Center, and Blind Suzie Bridge, also known as the Lula Bridge. Plan to visit in May when the annual RailRoad Days festival is held.
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Lula, GA 30554
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Crocker Pottery Georgia Folk Pottery Center
The age-old craft of hand-made Georgia Folk Pottery all but vanished in the last century. It is being carried on at Crocker Pottery and the Georgia Folk Pottery Center In Lula, Georgia. Few folk potters remain to keep the old-timy ways and skills alive. Take a step back in time while visiting one of
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