333 Harold G. Clark Pkwy
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 994-3400
Fax: (478) 994-2003
A large collection of books, magazines, newspapers, and reference materials are housed at this full service library that also offers a wide range of programs for both adults and children.
This park called the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Park is a cotton plantation state park. Spread over 200 acres (81 hectares) of land, the site is said to be one of the greatest preserves of the middle class Southern plantations. Currently the park stands as a legendary site that educates the young generations and the visitors about farm site. Open to the public, the site features farmhouse, a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, sugarcane press, barn, etc.
Once the site of a prosperous industrial town, this site became a ghost town in the 1880s when a major railroad bypassed it. Today, visitors of this beautiful 1,050 acre park can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas, an outdoor pool, and canoe rentals are also available.
"Explore the beauty of nature and wildlife in a relaxing, peaceful setting" while at this nature center where you can partake in many activities such as viewing wild animals on the Animal Trail, see farm animals at the barnyard exhibit, hike or bike on the over 17 miles of multi-skill level trails, have a picnic, or bring your own horse and ride ten miles of scenic trails with a creek crossing.
The Barnesville-Lamar County Library is a full-service public library that offers best selling books, audio books, large print books, Internet research services, genealogy services, children's books, periodicals, newspapers, and more.
The first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women in 1836, Wesleyan remains one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the college today offers academic excellence in the liberal arts, fine arts, and professional fields of study.
Thought to be the oldest state park in the nation, this 528 acre park became an official "State Forest Park" in 1927. The Creek Indians used the springs at this park for centuries to heal the sick and visitors today can still sample the spring waters, as well as enjoy amenities such as cottages, camp sites, a 105 acre lake and beach, a museum, a nature trail, and a miniature golf course.
This beautiful historic courthouse features exquisite Victorian style stairs, marble floors, and an original courtroom still intact.
Enjoy a variety of agritainment for families, youth groups, seniors, and corporations at this 750 acre working cattle farm which raises the finest in Brangus and Brangus-crossed cattle and offers unique Conestoga campouts, reunions, a corn maze, and the Rock Ranch Express Train.
Enjoy fishing, family picnics, bonfire nights and much more at Bickley's Lake. This artificial lake was started by the Bickley brothers and has grown to be a favorite outdoor spot for many in Thomaston. What started out as a lake for fishing, is today surrounded by bars, a dance floor, pavilion with picnic tables and other recreational means. You can come come here to play volley ball, enjoy some beer or food with friends or family or simply to admire the beauty of the lake. You can also rent this place for parties or private events. So certainly an ideal place to venture into the great outdoors.
Set in a serene landscape, Rose Hill Cemetery attracts much attention in the area. Many notable personalities have been buried here and this is one of the oldest of the region. The place is well worth a visit.
One of the most outstanding collections of its type in the South, this historical reference library contains more than 23,000 volumes and over 17,000 microforms.