One Afternoon in Thomasville, GA
Thomas County, located in southwest Georgia and bordering Florida, was formed in 1825 by legislation introduced by Thomas J. Johnson, owner-builder of Pebble Hill Plantation. One year later, on December 22, 1826, a location was established for the new county seat, Thomasville. The city and county are believed to have been named for Major General Jett Thomas, a member of the State Militia during the war of 1812.
Without a railroad until 1861, Thomas County residents became largely self-sufficient. Agriculture was diversified and business methods were modernized. With the advent of the Civil War, Thomasville played an important role in the Confederate cause by supplying goods and men. The war itself touched the county only briefly when Federal prisoners were sent to Thomasville from Andersonville in late 1864.
My daughter and I took a trip up to Thomasville for an afternoon last week.
Let me tell you, it’s HOT in August in Florida and S Georgia so we didn’t LOVE walking around but the town’s so cute, we had to check it out with Tink. Because she joined us, checking out the shops wasn’t possible but there are so many unique places to pop in and out of that we enjoyed checking everything out.
When we first came into town we found this “unvacant lot”. It’s a public art experience and it’s so cool. We took a couple of walks around, finding new art at each turn. It’s a great place for photos and photo shoots as evidenced by the several folks taking professional photos in the little lot.
After we checked out that little location we took a turn around the blocks that were full of little shops and restaurants. We checked out several restaurants and settled on The Sweet Grass Cheese Shop. Oh my goodness were we happy with our selection. They had so many gluten free options on the menu for me and everything we ate was delish! The pimento cheese spread was particularly amazing, served with homemade sweet pickles and gluten free crackers. I had the wings and Abby had the “little cheese” sandwich. Both were heavenly!
If you’re in the Tallahassee area or near S Georgia, check Thomasville, GA for the quaint food and shopping scene.