Historic Southern Hospitality

  • Start: Thomasville, GA
  • End: Thomasville, GA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:33
  • Total Mileage: 318 Miles
  • Number of stops: 5


Georgia is a state soaked in tradition and dotted with remarkably well-preserved remnants of its rich past. A big part of this southern state's identity lies in its antebellum past. The Georgia Plantation weekend tour will give you an opportunity to enjoy the best of this long-ago era in the historic resort town of Thomasville. The county seat of Thomas County, the town was founded in 1825 and named for Major General Jeff Thomas, a veteran of the War of 1812. Thomasville became a winter resort for some of America's rich and famous after a doctor wrote an article claiming that the region's pine barrens were good for the health. Rockefellers, Goodriches and other well-heeled names flocked to the quiet town for the next thirty years. Whether you go in the winter or the height of summer, you too can enjoy the stately charms of this Georgia town. Thomasville is located at the intersections of Highways 319 and 84 in southwestern Georgia. Comfy bed-and-breakfasts nestled in charming Victorian houses, good restaurants, and beautiful scenery make Thomasville a great place to get away for the weekend and enjoy some southern hospitality. Thomasville's late 19th-century "Hotel Age" produced numerous places for those wealthy health-seekers to stay. Things haven't changed; bed and breakfasts abound. Places to check out include Serendipity Cottage, located at 339 East Jefferson Street (229-226-8111), the 1884 Paxton House, located at 445 Remington Avenue (229-226-5197), and Coalson Plantation, located at 301 Showboat Lane (229-226-2290). These largely affordable accommodations provide excellent access to Thomasville's attractions.

Stop #1:

Thomasville Welcome Center
Thomasville, GA

Stop #2:

The Big Oak
Thomasville, GA

Stop #4:

Thomas County Historical Society Musuem
Thomasville, GA

Stop #5:

Pebble Hill Plantation
Thomasville, GA

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