In 1820, Old Clinton’s population had swelled to 841 making it the fourth largest city in Georgia. In November of 1864, Clinton was located in the direct line of General Sherman’s right wing on their fiery ‘March to the Sea’, accompany that with a large fire and today only 13 original structures remain.
- South of Clinton, along the path of Sherman’s Right Wing through Georgia, is the Griswoldville State Historic Site, once home to a Confederate pistol factory. The area is dotted with historical markers describing the town and the Battle of Griswoldville.
- Imagine life on an 1850s cotton plantation as you walk the grounds of the Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.
- Plan your visit for the first weekend in May to attend Old Clinton War Days, a heritage festival which includes the reenactment of two significant events that occurred during Sherman’s March to the Sea through Georgia.
161 West Clinton Street, Gray, GA 31032
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Friday’s in June and July)