Introduction to Eastman, Georgia
The area now known as Eastman, which was originally settled in 1840, was named "Eastman" in honor of a landowner, William Pitt Eastman. It was incorporated as a city in 1905, and is the county seat of Dodge County, which was founded in 1870. The city is nicknamed the "Candy Capital of Georgia" because it was home to the original Stuckey Candy Plant.
Eastman and Nearby Attractions
- Georgia Cotton Museum
- Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
- Tubman African-American Museum
- Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
- Little Ocmulgee State Park
- Lockerly Arboretum
Things To Do In Eastman
Eastman House, built by William P. Eastman in 1872, houses a museum with exhibits of the history of the area. Georgia Cotton Museum, and Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base are also close by. Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, where the Union forces arrested Jefferson Davis, currently includes a Civil War museum. The 1,277-acre Little Ocmulgee State Park offers facilities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking. The park also has a lake, an 18-hole golf course, and tennis courts. The Lockerly Arboretum is another popular destination.
Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the closest major airport.
Eastman Higher Education
Fort Valley State University, Mercer University, and Macon State College are among the nearby colleges.