Introduction to Thomasville, Georgia
During the War of 1812, Major General Jet Thomas, a member of the State Militia, named this area Thomasville. At that time, Thomasville was a center of educational, political, socio-economic and religious activities in Georgia. Gradually, plantations sprung up on the rich and fertile land of the region. Cultivation of cotton was the primary occupation of its residents. In the later years of the 19th century, Thomasville developed into a winter resort where visitors could enjoy an active social life.
Thomasville and nearby Attractions
- Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site
- Thomas County Museum of History
- Gateway Shopping Center
- Thomasville Rose Garden
- Cherokee Lake
- Dawson Street Historic District
Things To Do In Thomasville
To learn more about the area's history and culture, one can visit the Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site and the Thomas County Museum of History. The Thomasville City Hall, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville Public Library and the Thomas County Jail are among the other notable attractions in the city. In addition, the city hosts the popular Rose Festival, the Black Heritage Festival, the Deep South Fair and the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival every year.
Tallahassee Regional is the nearest major airport.
Thomasville Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Southwest Georgia Technical College and Thomas University.