Same Name Cities in Georgia

The names of a city or town are perhaps one of the most telling aspects of learning about the area’s earliest residents. After all, cities and counties all across America are named for the Native Americans who once lived there, or perhaps as a reference to the primary industry that may or may not still be in evidence. And as each state has its share of interesting location names, Georgia is no exception. Here are 4 same-name cities that are sure to delight you, should you ever have the opportunity to visit.

Athens, Georgia is known for its college town atmosphere, antebellum homes, and as the launching point of many great musicians of every genre. It is also the hometown of author and orator, Terry Kay. Should you get the opportunity to spend some time in Athens, be sure to visit the beautiful University of Georgia campus and visit the “Tree that Owns Itself” at the corner of Finely and Dearing.  Other pleasures include the paths at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the founders Memorial Garden or signing up for a tour of the many historic homes and locations.  If you are looking for the nightlife, then be sure to visit The Globe or the 40 Watt Club or perhaps take in a show at The Georgia Theatre.

Albany, GA-Unlike its distant cousin in New York, this Georgia city is known predominantly for its rural areas. Guests to Albany are delighted by the beauty of the parks along Lake Chehaw where you can enjoy a Wild Animal Park and petting zoo or meander the quiet nature trails. Also in Albany is the Flint RiverQuarium with hands-on displays designed to teach guest about the ecology of the region. More hand-on fun can be found at the Albany Museum of Art.

Rome, Georgia- like its Italian counterpart, Rome, Georgia is built on seven hills. It was founded in 1834 and was an important part of the Civil War. Today, it is  just the place to visit when you are looking for a  place to relax. You will find an assortment of horseback riding opportunities at the Zion Farms Equestrian Center, as well as historic locations like the Chieftains Museum, the Major Ridge home or at the Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum.

Columbus, Georgia, unlike its northern counterpart which is frequently on the receiving end of snow, rarely sees much of the frozen precipitation. Rather, it is known for its historic significance-especially during the Civil War and as the site of Fort Benning. While in Columbus, be sure that you make time to visit the Coco-Cola Space Science Center where you can enjoy several interactive displays, visit the Meade Observatory, and try out the simulators and the Challenger Learning Center.

Georgia is truly the Heart of the South and as such it provides its guests many opportunities to explore and relax. Come see what Georgia has to offer you!


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