Swainsboro Classic South

Emanuel County is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Camp or picnic at George L. Smith State Park, where you’ll find a pristine 412-acre cypress pond with a 19th-century gristmill. For 60-plus years, Swainsboro’s Pine Tree Festival and Timber Expo has shown the importance of the county’s forest industry. Pine trees are said to mature faster here than anywhere else.
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Visitors to Swainsboro and Emanuel County will find themselves in a gently rolling landscape of fields, woods and sandy soil. Under a canopy of piney woods, the forest floor is still carpeted with wiregrass, flora and fauna. The native deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, alligators, fish, bobcats, quail, foxes, snakes, turtles, and other wildlife compete with recent immigrants such as coyotes and armadillos. The Ohoopee, Ogeechee, and Canoochee rivers flow through the county, and the smaller streams and innumerable ponds make the region an excellent recreation and fishing area. The original inhabitants were, of course, Native Americans. In historical times, Creek Indians lived in the area and, although little material evidence remains to document them here, the names of rivers, historical accounts, and archaeological artifacts testify to their presence. The Indian cessions of 1773 and 1783 conveyed the land that now comprises Emanuel County to the state of Georgia.

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102 S. Main St.
Swainsboro, GA 30401

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Phone: 478-237-6426

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