Introduction to Cordele, Georgia
Cordele served as the temporary capital of Georgia in November 1864. The area was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1888. Cordele was originally served by the Georgia Southern and Florida railroad companies. The city was named after the daughter of the president of the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery railroad company, Cordelia Hawkins. Cordele became the county seat of the newly formed Crisp County in 1905.
Cordele and nearby Attractions
- Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park and Museum
- Christ Episcopal Church
- Cotton Museum
- Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
- Andersonville National Historic Site
Things To Do In Cordele
Cordele offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit Lake Blackshear, which is a popular spot for its water skiing and fishing facilities. The Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park includes two park museums. The city is also home to the Watermelon Capital Speedway. The Flint River Aquarium is also close to the city. You can also enjoy shopping at the Cordele Square Shopping Center, the Crisp Plaza Shopping Center, the Southgate Shopping Center and the Cordele Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
Cordele Higher Education
Albany State University and Fort Valley State University are the nearest universities.