Introduction to Eatonton, Georgia
Eatonton was named after William Eaton, an officer and diplomat who was involved in the First Barbary War. Eatonton is nicknamed the Dairy Capital of Georgia because of its thriving dairy farming industry. Eatonton was the birthplace of several well-known authors and writers, including Alice Walker, Joel Chandler Harris and Henry Grady.
Eatonton and nearby Attractions
- Old Governor's Mansion
- Uncle Remus Museum
- A.H. Stephens Memorial State Park
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
- Lockerly Arboretum
Things To Do In Eatonton
Lake Oconee offers fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, golfing and water-skiing opportunities. The Uncle Remus Museum was the original home of Joseph Sydney Turner, a character depicted in the Uncle Remus stories. The Lockerly Arboretum, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Vines Botanical Gardens are all nearby as well.
Air transportation is provided by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
Eatonton Higher Education
Central Georgia Technical College, the Georgia College & State University and the Georgia Military College are all accessible from Eatonton.