Decatur County, GA
Decatur County sits in the southwest corner of Georgia. Named for U.S. Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur, Decatur County was founded in 1823. Nearby major cities include Dothan, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida. Bainbridge is the county seat of Decatur and has much to offer in terms of art, culture, and outdoor recreation. From the Firehouse Art Gallery to the Decatur County Courthouse, which was built in 1902 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bainbridge offers lots to do and see. It is also the hometown of University of Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart and novelist J.D. Salinger, who was stationed at Bainbridge Army Air Base in the early 1940s.
When it comes to the outdoors, Decatur County has plenty to offer. Autumn is a favorite time for festivals around the area from River Town Days and the Flint River Fair to the Swine Time Festival in Climax, live music, food, and fun aren’t hard to find. The Flint River and Silver Lake offer beautiful views and lots of activities. Also be sure to check out Earle May Boat Basin Park which features boat ramps, a petting zoo, beach, and swimming area, as well as an amphitheater.
Here are a few of the many things to do and see in Decatur County: