Take a trip to Eatonton, the heart of the Antebellum Trail and birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker, where heritage is deeply rooted in the community. The people of Eatonton understand the value of preserving the past, which you can see just by taking a stroll through our downtown, lined with antebellum, Gothic, and Victorian style homes.
Eatonton is nestled between Lakes Oconee and Sinclair and the Oconee National Forest. Whether you come for the hunting, fishing, golfing, shopping, water-sports or historic homes, there is a little something for everyone in the family.
It is a time honored southern tradition to make visitors feel welcome, and we’d like to think the folks in Eatonton and Putnam County are pretty good at it. After all, we are “Close to Everything and Next to Perfect.”