Visit Eatonton

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Eatonton, Georgia is home to traditions that started with Br'er Rabbit and continue to this day. Folks around here enjoy many a good tale, from the fisherman telling the story of "the one that got away" to a golfer stretching the truth about the length of his drive, to a spinetingler about a ghost who lives in the house next door; the stories abound.

Take the time to visit us and create your own stories. Whether you come for the fishing, golfing, shopping or historic homes, there is a little something for everyone in the family. It is a time honored southern tradition to make visitors feel welcome and we'd like to think the folks in Putnam County are very good at it.

Featured Event:

Dairy Festival

The Annual Putnam County Dairy Festival is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Eatonton and held around the Courthouse Square in downtown. The festival pays tribute to the county's dairy industry. Activities for the day include: 8:00 a.m. Road Races, 9:00 a.m. Booths open on and around the Courthouse Square, 10:00 a.m. Parade, 11:00 a.m. Platform Program - Speakers and Honoring the Dairy Family of the year, 11:00 - 1:30 Barbecue and 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free Entertainment on the Courthouse Square - Platform Area and antique tractor show. For additional information contact: Yvonne Harrell at 706-485-8112, Charlotte Green at 706-473-0336 or e-mail For more information visit

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Featured Attraction:

Eatonton-Putnam Sesquicentennial Civil War Commemorations

Eatonton commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Sherman's march through Putnam County with special civil war exhibits and artifacts from several private collections throughout the year at multiple attractions as well as a special event weekend of reenactments and storytelling November 20-24, 2014.

From March through November, numerous museums offer locals and visitors a rare glimpse into Eatonton's past, from local family letters to period clothing, a multitude of artifacts will be on display. During the November weekend, re-enactors will recreate camp life in Eatonton and historic homes will be open for exhibits and guided tours.

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