Visitors

Whether you want to work, build a business, or retire our peaceful community of well-kept homes and quiet tree lined streets welcomes guests with warmth and genuine Southern Hospitality.

We're far from the bustle of the big cities and you can still see the stars sparkling overhead at night, hear the breeze blow through the trees and smell the fragrance of flowers in the clean scented air.

Sandersville is well-kept, friendly and affordable. Our town is rooted in old-time values but has the infrastructure to meet the needs of businesses that can be run locally and operate globally. Whether you're looking to move here or are just here to visit, you'll find that Sandersville is  friendly, dynamic community and has much to offer!

The city has promoted the preservation of its built environment through participation in the Georgia Main Street program and by pursuing listing in the National Register of Historic Places for many of its eligible properties. In 2005 the historic African-American T.J. Elder School received a $20,000 Georgia Heritage grant to repair the roof and the foundation. In 2006, the historic Old City Cemetery was awarded an $18,000 Georgia Heritage grant to help with Phase II of the cemetery’s preservation plan. The city also applied for and received a Preserve America subgrant through the State Historic Preservation Officer to develop much needed signage and a new brochure for the Old City Cemetery.

Located halfway between Atlanta and Savannah, and between Macon and Augusta, Sandersville’s heritage tourism efforts are linked directly to these projects and are also reflected in the city’s revitalized downtown business district. This revitalization has been spearheaded by the successful Main Street program, and revolves around the historic county courthouse, a strong community landmark. Washington County is known as the Kaolin Capital of the World, and the community celebrates this heritage with an anual  Kaolin Festival each October. The city, and particularly the Old City Cemetery, are featured in the March to the Sea Heritage Trail (a Civil War driving tour) that recognizes Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s campaign in 1864.

This section of our website provides information of interest to visitors and potential visitors to the City of Sandersville. Use the menu at left to navigate your way to the information you need.