Introduction to Bainbridge, Georgia
This area was occupied by Native Americans for centuries before Europeans arrived in 1765. At that time, it had a settlement named Pucknawhitla. It was renamed Bainbridge in 1824 when the legislature decided to name it after Commodore William Bainbridge, who had fought in the War of 1812. Bainbridge is also known as 'Oak City,' because there are many big oak trees in the city.
Bainbridge and nearby Attractions
- Decatur County Historical Society
- Seminole State Park
- Cheney Griffin Park
- Earl May Boat Basin
- Twin Lakes
Things To Do In Bainbridge
Bainbridge College has a nature trail, which has two historic sites on its routes. Musical performances are held throughout the year at the gazebo. Furthermore, Bainbridge is also the venue of national fishing and tennis tournaments. One can also enjoy water sports at the Earle May Boat Basin.
Flights are available from Tallahassee Regional Airport.
Bainbridge Higher Education
Bainbridge College is the local college. Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University are nearby.