In The Area:
Georgia - Monroe County's oldest town, Culloden, Ga. was first settled
in the late 1700s by William Culloden, a Scotsman. It has always been an
agricultural community. The 104-year-old Dickey Peach Farms, with its stand at
the corner of Highways 341 and 74 drawing visitors from miles around, is one
example. Other agricultural businesses include Elm Oak Nursery, famous for its
Christmas poinsettias and a wide range of landscape offerings; and forestry,
feed, production, transportation, safety and other industries.
High Falls State
Park - In the early 1800s, the site was a prosperous industrial
town with several stores, a grist mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, shoe
factory and hotel. High Falls became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major
railroad bypassed it. Today, park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the
Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground,
picnic areas, swimming pool and canoe rental are also available.
Indian Springs State Park - Located off I-75 in middle Georgia,
Indian Springs is thought to be the oldest state park in the United States. The
Creek Indians used the springs for centuries to heal the sick and impart extra
vigor to the well. During the 1800s, the area was a bustling resort town. Today,
visitors can still sample the spring water while enjoying the parkís cottages,
camping, swimming, fishing and boating. Many structures within the park, such as
the spring house, were built during the Great Depression by members of FDRís
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A seasonal museum highlights Creek Indians,
the resort era and CCC history.
National Monument - Ocmulgee is a memorial to the antiquity of
man in this corner of the North American continent. The National Monument
preserves a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest
times to the present. From Ice-Age hunters to the Muscogee (Creek) people of
historic times, there is evidence here of 12,000 years of human habitation.
Rum Creek Wildlife Area
- Rum Creek
offers Adult and child hunting trips, fishing and camping in Wildlife Management
Areas. A license is required for hunting and fishing. Hunting seasons vary.
Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce - Monroe County has a rich
historical heritage and is an excellent place to live and work. We hope your
virtual tour of our community is both informative and enjoyable. We also invite
you to come visit Monroe County some time soon.
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