Plantation Trace / Cuthbert

Cuthbert Water Tower

111 Martin Luther King Street
Cuthbert, GA 39840

229-732-2683
  • Cuthbert Water Tower


The Cuthbert Water Tower, erected in 1895, has the distinction of being the only water tower in the middle of a federal highway. It is located in the middle of US Highway 82 and defines the skyline of Cuthbert. For many years, people believed that those who drank water from the tower would either stay or return to Cuthbert. When it was erected, the roadway was south of the tank. The streets of Cuthbert were paved in the 1930s, and the east entrance to the square was moved. The city did not have the funds to relocate the water tank, so the national highway just went around it. R.L. Moye was mayor, and councilmen were J.E. Douglas, D.M. Jacobs, R.E. Toombs, J.H. Sealy and A. Jones. The bottom fell out of the tank when a cyclone hit Cuthbert in 1909, and graves were washed up in the Rosedale Cemetery in the resulting flood. No longer used as a water tank, the tower serves as a beacon to Cuthbert.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Fees Free

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages