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Franklin County, Georgia has Something for Everyone.

From covered bridges to baseball, from bass fishing to camping in a yurt, Franklin County, Georgia has something for everyone. Watch the sun rise over the water, visit a local farm, celebrate the athletic prowess of the legendary Ty Cobb, bike through one of two state parks, shoot a covered bridge photo op for Instagram. You’ll find it all in Franklin County.
Franklin County
Courthouse
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9492 Lavonia Rd.
Carnesville, GA 30521
(706) 384-2514

1906 Neo-Classical style, including columns and buff-colored brick, still serves as the courthouse today.

Cromer’s Mill
Covered Bridge
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GA Hwy. 106 E.
Carnesville, GA 30521
(706) 384-4659

Covered bridge over Nail's Creek Road, built in 1907, is one span wide and 132 feet long with a Town Lattice design.

Ty Cobb
Museum
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461 Cook St.
Royston, GA 30662
(706) 245-1825

Rare photographs and artifacts, including Cobb's 1907 American League batting champion medal, tell the story of this native son’s legendary Major League Baseball career.

Franklin Springs
Heritage Hall
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2531 W. Main St.
Franklin Springs, GA 30639
(706) 245-6957

Explore info on Emmanuel College, Dixie Dale, the Pavilion, Royston Motel, the Old Mill, Franklin Springs Resort, and more through photos and exhibits.

Victoria Bryant
State Park
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1105 Bryant Park Rd.
Royston, GA 30662
(706) 245-6270 | (800) 864-7275

Hike, camp, fish, swim, picnic, watch for wildlife, and play golf at one of north Georgia’s best-kept secrets, one of Franklin County’s two state parks.

Tugaloo
State Park
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1763 Tugaloo State Park Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-4362 | (800) 864-7275

Tugaloo's cottages and most campsites offer spectacular views of 55,590-acre Lake Hartwell in every direction.

Lavonia
Speedway
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5941 Lavonia Hwy.
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 340-4781

This 3/8-mile, slightly banked, clay oval racetrack on Highway 77 has races March-September.

Lavonia Carnegie
Library
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28 Hartwell Rd.
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-4307

The two-story Neo-Classical library opened in 1911, one of the first public libraries in Northeast Georgia and the pride of Franklin County, is one of the few Carnegie buildings that has been preserved as a library.

Lavonia
Depot
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1269 East Main St.
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-1926 | (706) 356-5725

The 1912 Depot houses the Lavonia Welcome Center, the Lavonia Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. Thanks to local citizens, the depot is housing some artifacts from the period as well as artifacts from Lavonia's past.

Vocational Freezer Locker and Canning Plant
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Hwy. 77 South
Lavonia, GA 30553
Across from Old Lavonia Elementary School
(706) 356-4307

Visitors are welcome to tour the cannery when it is in operation during summer months.

Bank of
Lavonia Buildings
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1174 East Main St. & corner of Grogan and West Main
Lavonia, GA 30553
(706) 356-4307

The 1898 building at East Main and Grogan has a beautiful marble front with intricate design around the door and windows. The 1920 building at Grogan and West Main was used extensively in the filming of the movie "Cobb."

Vandiver
Home
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Hwy. 77 South
Lavonia, GA 30553

Home of the late Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr., former Governor of the State of Georgia.