The birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker and the heart of the Antebellum Trail, Eatonton is home to dozens of beautiful, well-preserved antebellum, Gothic, and Victorian-style homes, and downtown is filled with eateries, antique shops, and boutiques.
Nearby Cities To Lake Oconee
8 Miles Away
18 Miles Away
Greensboro, hometown of Lake Oconee, is big on small-town charm and boasts premier lake-side golf courses, historical buildings, and is a destination for antique hunters. Fill your day with outdoor recreation and then sip a craft beer at Oconee Brewing Company. Enjoy being close by for annual events like the Southland Jubilee in April and Rhythm & Brews in the fall.
25 Miles Away
Among the most historic sites in the state, Milledgeville has one foot in the past and one in the future. It’s home to Georgia College and Georgia Military College, and bustles like only college towns can. Hop on “Milly” the historic trolley for a tour, visit the Old Governor’s Mansion, or travel further out to explore Flannery O’Connor’s home, Andalusia.
25 Miles Away
If you’re looking for antiques, make Madison your destination – there are more than 170 dealers in and around town. Plus dozens of interesting boutiques and restaurants, whether you’re looking for BBQ, meat-and-three, or trendy farm-to-table cuisine, you can find it here.
50 Miles Away
The unmistakably southern city of Athens pulses with the vibrant college culture of the University of Georgia – perfect for a day trip or night out. You’ll find plenty of team spirit, trendy dining spots, craft breweries, historic antebellum homes, busy music venues, and dozens of bulldog statues.
80 Miles Away
Urban adventures are just a short drive away, so you never have to miss out on big concerts, theatrical productions, major league sports, or shopping adventures. And busy Hartsfield-Jackson International airport is the doorway to the world.