Introduction to Americus, Georgia
In 1832, Senator Lovett B. Smith chartered and named Americus. It remained a small courthouse town through its first two decades. However, after a railroad arrived in 1854, Americus rapidly developed into Georgia's eighth largest city. It also went on to be a major cotton distribution center and was referred to as the "Metropolis of South Georgia." It was incorporated as a town in 1932.
Americus and nearby Attractions
- Andersonville National Historic Site
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
- Rylander Theatre
- Wolf Creek Golf Club
- Americus Country Club
- Lake Philema
Things To Do In Americus
There are several points of interest in Americus. The Windsor Hotel, which opened in 1892, is a five storied Queen Anne edifice. The renowned Swiss architect, Gottfried L. Norman, designed it. The Americus Historic District is also worth visiting, as it has been mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Columbus Metropolitan Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Americus Higher Education
Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College are the local institutions of higher learning.