7 South Forsyth St. Helena, Georgia 31037 Phone (229) 868-6711
The City of Helena, Georgia is a small friendly southern town. It is the home of the Telfair County History Museum and the Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center (Oconee Fall Line Technical College). Located nearby is the Little Ocmulgee State Park which offers an 18 hole golf course, 60 room lodge, restaurant, meeting rooms, camping fishing and hiking. A variety of shopping is available. There are a number of churches in the area and the County has an excellent school system.
City of Jacksonville
City of Jacksonville P.O. Box 7 Jacksonville, Georgia 31544 Phone (229) 833-6901
City of Lumber City
City of Lumber City P.O. Box 489 33 Main Street Lumber City, Georgia 31549 Phone (912) 363-4942 * Fax: (912) 363-8029
McRae is a small, rural town also known as the "Crossroads City" (Highways 341, 441, 280, and 23 intersect). In the springtime one is greeted by the beauty and fragrance of azaleas, dogwood and bradford pear trees. Liberty Square features a replica of the Liberty Bell and Statue of Liberty. Little Ocmulgee State Park, across Sugar Creek provides golfers with a renowned 18 hole golf course. Sportsmen are drawn to the area by the wonderful hunting and fishing available. The friendly community boasts of several antique shops, bed and breakfast inn, many civic clubs, good restaurants, duplicate bridge, beautiful churches and accredited schools. Mayor June Bradfield
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Our town is the county seat of TelfairCounty located in the Magnolia Midlands of Georgia. McRae, like many of the state’s small towns was established after the Civil War when railroads opened the interior of the state to more extensive development. The Ocmulgee and Little Ocmulgee Rivers opened the original pine forests to harvest, providing access to seaboard markets. Naval stores and cotton dominated the area’s endeavors in the later 1800s. It was then that many fine neo- classical homes were constructed; many using local oak and heart pine. McRae, a crossroads of its time, experienced a housing boom circa 1900 that resulted in a large number of fine homes, many of which remain today. Telfair remains largely agricultural with the exception of Husqvarna, the world’s largest manufacturer of grass mowers. Cotton, peanuts and corn are the major crops. The county is known for its fine fishing and hunting – the world record largemouth bass was caught here in 1932 and it remains the record today. The county more recently produced the state record atypical white tail deer. Georgia’s best kept secret, the Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee State Park, located within 2 miles of McRae is recognized as one of the finest public courses in the state. McRae is blessed with good weather year round and the area is amazing free of natural disaster. The climate, housing, churches, schools and infrastructure make it a wonderful place to raise a family. Our citizens are friendly and welcoming – an asset only surpassed by the picturesque neighborhoods and many fine homes.
The historic neighborhood of McRae features a number of large neoclassical homes in a variety of styles. Many of these two story homes are Greek Revival, Victorian, or Mission in style. Also, there are a number of single story vernacular Plantation Cottages of the same 1890 – 1920 period. A number of these homes and a number of homes of recent construction are available. The medium home price for homes in McRae is $70K. The price range for the larger homes is $275- $475K.
McRae is located midway between Macon and SavannahGeorgia in the heart of the Coastal Plain. The city and surrounding county are blessed with an abundance of fresh water, sandy soil and a pleasant climate; outdoor activities as well as agriculture flourish. The local school system features up to date facilities, excellent teachers and award winning achievement. A number of colleges and universities are located in close proximity and our students are eligible for the State’s Hope Scholarship program. The lakes and rivers, Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area, Little Ocmulgee State Park, and the new Telfair County Recreational Complex contribute to the healthy lifestyle of our citizens. Azaleas, crepe myrtles, roses, gardenias and camellias, verdant green lawns, along with stately oaks, magnolias, pine and pecan trees all contribute to the city’s beauty and to our quality of life. The beauty of the area, its stress free climate and low cost of living, combine with the excellent supporting infrastructure to make it a great place to retire or to raise a family.
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McRae is one of the smallest towns on our list, with a population of just over 5,600 people. It is known as The Crossroads City due to the four major highways that cross through it. The city connects to both Atlanta and the Atlantic Coast by way of about two and a half hours, making it close enough to the city and beach to enjoy them while still preserving the quaint, community feel of a tight-knit town.
Its small town vibe is reflected in its distinct local culture and low crime rate. With only one robbery and two motor vehicle thefts reported in 2012, McRae allows you to feel safe about maintaining your personal belongings. If you’re looking for a cultural center within the city limits, you can visit the Telfair Center for the Arts, which is a rehabilitation of the Old South Georgia College.
City of Milan
City of Milan
P.O. Box 87
2 Mt. Zion St.
Milan, Georgia 31030 Phone (229) 362-4290
City of Scotland
City of Scotland Main Street Scotland, Georgia 31083 Phone (229) 868-2315
Telfair County Chamber of Commerce 9 East Oak Street * McRae, GA 31055 Office (229) 868-6365 * Cell (229) 860-0203 Fax (888) 575-2477 * firstname.lastname@example.org www.telfairco.org