Location, Leadership and Lifestyle. These are just a few reasons to consider Meriwether County for your next business location. Located between the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Macon and Columbus, our community is bursting with opportunity. In Meriwether County you will find a unique blend of small town warmth and security while still having access to the advantages of the big city. Please visit Meriwether Industrial Development...Read More
Meriwether County, Georgia offers the things that stories are made of. From the covered bridge built by freed slave and self-taught engineer Horace King, to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House, our county offers diversity for visiting and living. Why not plan your next trip to Meriwether County and shop Warm Springs, hike Pine Mountain or fish the Flint. Then you can eat at the Bulloch House, camp, bicycle, RV the Chattahoochee-Flint Heritage Highway, tour the Presidential Pathways or rest in a Bed & Breakfast. Come and experience Georgia in Meriwether County.Read More
An excellent online map is available for your use. Located in West Central Georgia, Meriwether County lies on the Piedmont Plateau, within the “Golden Triangle” formed by Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. With easy access to I-85, our unique location puts Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport 35 miles northeast, while Georgia’s third largest city, Columbus, is 40 miles south, and Macon 60 miles east. Our location and climate – both natural and economic – are an increasing magnet to new and relocating business and industry. The average elevation of the county is 900 feet above sea level and peaks at Pine Mountain rising to 1200 feet Our climate is mild and cooler than areas of the same latitude because of the high altitude. Spring is usually short with occasional periods of moderate storminess. In summer the average temperature is 68 degrees. About one-third of the days from December to February have a temperature of 32 degrees or lower, though it rarely falls below 20 degrees. There are approximately 200 frost-free days per year. The average annual rainfall of 49.4 inches is fairly well distributed throughout the...Read More
Meriwether County is governed by an elected Board of Commissioners and a County Manager. Commissioners are elected by district and the Chairman is elected by the Commission. All of the cities are governed by a Mayor and Council with the exception of Manchester, which is governed by a City Manager form of Government. The Mayors and Council Members are elected by...Read More
Home to approximately more than 3,900 citizens, Manchester is known as the Magic City. Manchester was created in 1909 at the time the A.B.A. (Atlanta, Birmingham, Atlantic) Railroad partnered with the Callaway Mills from LaGrange to have their facilities located in Manchester. Today, Manchester still maintains its industrial roots that are carefully balanced with its small town charm. Named for Manchester, England, the city is nestled in the foothills of the Pine Mountain range. Although a very progressive city, Manchester enjoys a reputation for its simplicity and quality lifestyle. Designated a “Better Hometown” in 1997, the bustling Main Street is in current transition to a period look of the Thirties – complete with brick storefronts, canvas awnings and original facades. In keeping with its history, a major annual attraction is Manchester’s Railroad Days which takes place every third weekend in October. The event includes a variety of activities, displays, and railroad memorabilia. The city constructed the southeast’s first “rail fan” observation deck which overlooks the CSX rail yard providing great views for photographs and train...Read More
Warm Springs’ origin dates back to the pioneer days of the 1830s. A neighboring town, Bullochville, was considered to be an extension of Warm Springs and eventually the two towns were combined to create the quaint community that has become present day Warm Springs. With a population of nearly 500, Warm Springs is small; yet this tiny town ‚ rich with history – attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. It’s easy to see why Warm Springs is considered “the little city with a lot to offer”. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House is the town’s crown jewel of historic landmarks. And the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum serves to enhance the attraction to The Little White House. Located just a few feet away from The Little White House, the museum houses a notable collection of Roosevelt memorabilia dating back to the 1920s. The city’s Welcome Center is an attraction in itself. Built in 2000, it is a replica of the Old Depot which stood on the spot made famous by President Roosevelt’s trips to Warm Springs. Another key attraction is The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute, the nationally acclaimed rehabilitation center, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. The city is also host to various festivals and special events during the year ‚ including the famed Candlelight Tour at Christmas. Although Warm Springs thrives on its tourism success, the town is equally progressive in areas such as education, healthcare, and business development. To learn more about Warm Springs and all that it has to offer call The Welcome Center at...Read More
Meriwether County’s history dates back before recorded times when the Indians used its paths for trading routes, the springs as a source of healing and it wilderness as a source of beauty to behold. Many books have been written about our history, culture and opportunities that have been discovered here. We will include highlights here. Meriwether County’s Original Boundaries (From an Act of Dec. 24, 1827) Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the original county of Troup as is contained in the following boundaries, to wit: beginning at the south east corner of lot number ninety-six, in the third district of Troup, running east to the south east corner of lot number eighty-six, in the third district of Troup, thence a straight line to the south east corner of lot number one hundred and ten, in the second district of Troup, thence east to the south east corner of lot number forty-six, in the first district of Troup, thence a straight line to the north east corner of lot number one hundred and thirty-eight, in first district of Troup, thence north to Flint river, and up said river to the original line between the counties of Coweta and Troup, thence west with said line to the north east corner of lot number five, in the eleventh district of Troup, thence south to the beginning, shall form one other county to be called Meriwether, (in memory of General David Meriwether.) Source: Ga. Laws 1827, p. 65. View Historical Maps of Meriwether County If you would like to add some information or want more information about Meriwether County, please send us your...Read More
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Meriwether County, Georgia offers the things that stories are made of. From the covered bridge built by freed slave and self-taught engineer Horace King, to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House, our county offers diversity for visiting and living. Plan your next trip to and shop Warm Springs, hike Pine Mountain, or fish the Flint. Eat at the Bulloch House, camp, bicycle, RV the Chattahoochee-Flint Heritage Highway, tour the Presidential Pathways or rest in a Bed & Breakfast. Come and experience Georgia in Meriwether County.
Friday, November 20, 2015
1 Mile – 9:30 p.m.
5K – 10:00p.m.
Downtown Warm Springs
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The course is a fun, rolling, race through the Holiday-season lighted downtown of Warm Springs. The mile fun run/walk begins at 9:30 p.m. with the 5K race starting at 10:00p.m. – Both races begin and end at the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce building at 91 Broad Street, Warm Springs, GA
Southern Ridge Boutique and Gifts
Manchester, GA 31816
2Wings DUI & Risk Reduction School
14 E. Main Street
Manchester, Ga 31816
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