Introduction to Thomaston, Georgia
Thomaston received official incorporation as a city in the year 1825. In the same year, it was also designated as Upson County's county seat. The area was named in honor of General Jett Thomas, an Indian fighter in the War of 1812. He also assisted in establishing the Franklin College in the year 1806, and the state capitol at Milledgeville in the year 1805-07. The city's first courthouse was completed in 1828, and the second courthouse in the year 1852. The economy of Thomaston in the 20th century was chiefly based on the production of textiles and tire cord. The Thomaston Mills was granted a charter in 1899.
Thomaston and nearby Attractions
- Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
- Sprewell Bluff State Park
- Coca-Cola Space Science Center
- Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
- Columbus Museum
- Indian Springs State Park
Things To Do In Thomaston
The Skydive Atlanta and Sprewell Bluff State Park are located in the town. The Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Columbus Museum are also nearby. Local churches include the Saint Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and Church of Christ. Nearby is The Northcreek Shopping Center. The Hickory Ridge Golf Club the closest golf course to the city.
The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Thomaston Higher Education
Higher education is available at Flint River Technical College, Gordon College, Macon State College, and Mercer University.