If you are looking for hot summers, cool winters and very forgiving weather, we have them! McRae-Helena is located approximately 2 1/2 hours from both Atlanta and the Atlantic Coast. If you are looking for beaches, fishing or hunting, you're in the right place! Telfair County's Montgomery Lake on the Ocmulgee River holds the Large Mouth Bass world record. Telfair also holds Georgia's Whitetail Deer record. While in the area, stay and play at Little Ocmulgee State Park. Play a round at Wallace Adams Golf Course or enjoy nature at its best. Head over to Sweetwater Horse Track for a thrilling horse race and kids activities. Let McRae-Helena be part of your plans next time you visit South Georgia.
McRae-Helena was incorporated on January 1, 2015 and is the first city-city government consolidation in the State of Georgia since 1921. Known as the Crossroads City, McRae-Helena is the convergence point for five state highway routes and two major rail lines. The community has a rich political history having been the home of two former Georgia governors – Eugene Talmadge and Herman Eugene Talmadge. Their historic home has been rehabilitated as the Sugar Creek Plantation and is a popular tourist destination and event center.