Introduction to Grovetown, Georgia
Grovetown, Georgia, in Columbia county, is 13 miles W of Augusta, Georgia (center to center) and 127 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. Located in the Augusta - Aiken metropolitan area, Grovetown has a population of 6,089.
The Georgia Railroad, which was chartered in 1833, passed through the area now known as Grovetown. Until the 1860s, this region was referred to as "Belair", and in 1881, Grovetown was officially incorporated. It is located in Columbia County, which was created in 1790. Columbia County was the 12th county to be formed in Georgia, and was named in honor of Christopher Columbus.
Grovetown and Nearby Attractions
- Grovetown Museum
- Morris Museum of Art
- Redcliffe State Historic Site
- Woodrow Wilson Home
- Savannah Rapids Park
- Bobby Brown State Park
Things To Do In Grovetown
Grovetown Museum is located in Grovetown, and includes a restored 100 year old dwelling. There are also 4 galleries that house detailed exhibits and artifacts of the Grovetown area. Augusta Museum of History, and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History also showcase exhibits of historical importance. Grovetown is close to numerous art museums and historical sites including the Morris Museum of Art, Redcliffe State Historical Site, Sand Hills Cottage, the Woodrow Wilson Home, and Meadow Garden. Mistletoe State Park, which is situated on the Clarks Hill Lake , covers 1,920 acres, and offers amenities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, camping, and picnicking. Facilities for horseback riding are available at the 136-acre Canterbury Trails Equestrian Center.
The nearest major airport is the Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field.
Grovetown Higher Education
University of South Carolina at Aiken, Augusta State University, and Lander University are some of the colleges close to Grovetown.