NE Georgia Mountains



16 Athens Street
Carnesville, GA 30521



Carnesville was named for Judge Thomas Peter Carnes, a lawyer and Congressman of the Revolutionary War era, and the county was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Located a few miles outside of town is 132-foot-long Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1907 with the town lattice design straddling Nail's Creek. Nearby are Lake Hartwell, Georgia's largest Army Corp of Engineers lake east of the Mississippi, and Ty Cobb Museum, highlighting the career of the "Georgia Peach." For outdoor fun, visit the area's two state parks, Victoria Bryant State Park and Tugaloo State Park. Mostly an agricultural economy, Carnesville has the Franklin County Livestock Market, the largest one in the state. Annual events include the Harvest Festival at Tugaloo State Park as well as the Jr.-Sr. Catfish Rodeo, Pioneer Skills Day, Heritage Day and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The roads in the area pass through scenic farmland and are great for cycling and motorcycle rides.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Information/Services Provided


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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