In a tradition that started with Br’er Rabbit and continues to this day, folks around here enjoy many a good tale. From the fisherman telling the story of “the one that got away” to a golfer stretching the truth about the length of his drive, to a spinetingler about a ghost who lives in the house next door; the stories abound. Eatonton has a rich literary history and has produced two very famous writers: Alice Walker and Joel Chandler Harris.
Take the time to visit us and create your own stories. Eatonton is nestled between Lakes Oconee and Sinclair and the Oconee National Forest. The wide water and gentle green landscape have inspired some of golf’s legendary designers to create masterpieces around Lake Oconee. Classic antebellum architecture abounds as you stroll through the tree-lined streets of downtown. Whether you come for the fishing, golfing, shopping or historic homes, there is a little something for everyone in the family.
It is a time honored southern tradition to make visitors feel welcome and we’d like to think the folks in Putnam County are very good at it. After all, Eatonton-Putnam County is “Close to Everything and Next to Perfect.”
Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce
305 N. Madison Ave
Eatonton, GA 31024