Introduction to Sandersville, Georgia
The Sandersville community was established in 1796, when it was an intersection of Indian trails. Later, Mr. M. Saunders built a general store and the community was named "Saundersville" in his honor. It was incorporated as "Sandersville" on November 27th, 1812. It is a major producer of kaolin, the fine white clay used to create a range of products from paper and cosmetics to the nose cone of rockets. Consequently, Sandersville is nicknamed "Kaolin Capital of the World," or "The Kaolin City." The city is also the birthplace of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, and Takeo Spikes, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker.
Sandersville and Nearby Attractions
- Washington County Museum
- Old Governor's Mansion
- Uncle Remus Museum
- Magnolia Springs State Park
- Civil War Heritage Trail
- Lockerly Arboretum
Things To Do In Sandersville
The city of Sandersville has numerous historical locations including the Historical Society Brown House Museum, the Historical Society Genealogy Museum, and the Old City Cemetery. Confederate Museum, Uncle Remus Museum, Old Governor's Mansion, and the home of writer Flannery O'Connor are also close by. The Hamburg State Park, which is situated on 741 acres, includes a museum, a lake, and a grist mill. It also offers facilities for fishing, hiking, and boating. A walk along the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails takes visitors back to the region's Civil War era. In addition, the community hosts the Washington County Ag & Youth Fair in October every year.
Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
Sandersville Higher Education
Sandersville is home to the Sandersville Technical Institute. Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Macon State College are also close by.