Watkinsville Historic Heartland

Minutes from Athens and only an hour east of Atlanta, Watkinsville retains a small-town atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll in downtown, do some shopping in Town Center, take a tour of Eagle Tavern Museum or visit the Oconee Farmers Market. There is so much to see and do, and we're waiting for you to discover it all!
  • Downtown Watkinsville, Ga.

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  • Oconee County's SpingHill Suites Marriott.

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  • Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast

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  • Washington Farms - You Pick Farms

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  • Shopping in downtown Watkinsville, Ga.

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  • Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation - Art Gallery

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  • Chappelle Gallery

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  • Lane Creek Golf Course

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  • Thomas Orchard

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  • Discover your creative side with daily art classes

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  • The Eagle Tavern Museum. Circa 1801.

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  • Ashford on Main

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  • Farmington Depot Gallery - Folk Art

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  • Elder Mill Covered Bridge. Circa 1889

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  • Elder Mill, Circa 1889

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Watkinsville, the seat of Oconee County, is located approximately fifteen miles south of Athens and sixty miles east of Atlanta.

The circa 1801 Eagle Tavern remains in its original site, and its museum reveals daily life in frontier Georgia. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1897 by Nathaniel Richardson, is located 5 miles south of Watkinsville and still carries traffic over its wooden trusses.

History isn't all that we have to offer. Take a leisurely stroll in downtown, do some shopping in Town Center or in the many antique shops, art galleries and specialty shops. Travel down Highway 441 and stop at any of the roadside stands for fresh fruits and vegetables before making your way to Bishop, where you will need to stop in Bishops Blue Women of Pottery and watch them create magic before your eyes. A short drive further on 441 will take you by Winterhawk Pottery, located in the historic Farmington Train Depot.

Visitor Information Center

21 N. Main Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677

Visit Website

Phone: 706-769-5197

Watkinsville Trip Ideas & Inspiration

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