Travel & Tourism



Public Tours: Scheduled on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We invite the public to visit and enjoy a personalized tour of the homestead log house and grounds. 

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For more information about Walton County,
please visit our Chamber of Commerce.

Feast your senses on this...Georgia's Historic Heartland. Get a heaping helping of southern hospitality just south of Atlanta. Find your fill of perfectly charming towns, authentic antiques, and quaint little shops located all along scenic byways. Stop to smell the flowers and listen to the locals brag about genuinely Georgia festivals. Get your feet wet and catch a mess of fish. Follow themed trails through the region so endearing even Sherman couldn't bear to burn it all down.

    Getting thirsty? Sit back and sip a mint julep on the shady verandah of an antebellum mansion. Then, sample some real southern fare. Don't even think about pushing yourself away from the table. Nobody leaves hungry. Mama wouldn't hear of it.

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Treasures Along I-20
Nestled in the heart of Georgia’s Antique and Antebellum Trails, Conyers, Covington, Social Circle, Rutledge, Madison, Lake Oconee and Greenboro epitomize Southern hospitality and charm. They are all located within one hour of downtown Atlanta, a simple trip east on Interstate 20 brings you to these treasures of Georgia’s Historic Heartland.

Collectively, these communities offer the best of the South’s historic sites and attractions, and unique shopping, dining and lodging opportunities. From farming plantations to carefully preserved antebellum homes, the area offers a treasure-trove of historic landmarks that stand today as a testimony of the past, most of which are honored by being on the National Register of Historic Places.

Uncommon shopping opportunities abound. Antique and gift stores dazzle the imagination. Artwork and crafts, jewelry, furniture and beautiful fashions can all be found. Dine with us in a nostalgic drug store soda fountain or spend an evening enjoying an elegant southern buffet. Spend the night in a historic bed and breakfast inn or enjoy the modern conveniences of a familiar hotel.

Outdoor activities are part of the natural rhythm of these communities. Take a walking tour of our Historic Districts, play a round of golf at one of our championship courses or visit nature with a walk along Hard Labor Creek State Park’s hiking trails.

Join us for a taste of gracious southern hospitality and charm.

This web site was created in reaction to the homogenization of our culture. Years ago, one could travel throughout the South and fully experience the many culinary specialties the region had to offer.  This was due in large part to the uniquely satisfying eating experiences waiting in magical places such as Lafayette, Louisiana, Memphis, Tennessee, and Smithfield, Virginia.  Sadly, the proliferation of chain restaurants has all but choked the life out of the family-run diner, bbq pit, fish camp, rib joint and soul food shack. I invite you to join me in the fight to preserve and protect what I consider to be our country’s finest regional cuisine … DixieDining!

May the fork be with you!!!

Gary Saunders
CEO (Chief Eating Officer)

Social Circle is a small town located about 50 miles east of Atlanta.  Population is approx. 4000 and rapidly growing due to the urban sprawl.  We are a community proud of its history and are actively seeking ways to maintain our small town atmosphere and accommodate the growth.

Social Circle's Better Hometown Program works very hard relying on  many volunteers to help make Social Circle "Georgia's Greatest Little Town".  If you are looking to get involved...we could use your support and help.


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