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Charlton County, Georgia, is the East Gateway to the captivating Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The county comprises charming cities like Folkston, St. George, and Homeland, each offering unique attractions. Folkston boasts a famous train-watching platform, the “Folkston Funnel”, delightful Main St. boutiques, favorable eateries, and guided swamp tours for wildlife enthusiasts. St. George showcases history through its downtown and heritage sites. Homeland, in addition to its natural allure, offers a great residential community. Visitors can explore the Okefenokee swamp’s well-maintained trails and indulge in birdwatching, kayaking, and fishing while immersing themselves in the area’s rich history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality. Charlton County welcomes you to an unforgettable blend of history, nature, economic potential, and welcoming communities.

Clinch County, Georgia, serves as the West Gateway entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp and Stephen C. Foster State Park (SCF). Less than 20 miles southwest of SCF is Fargo, named for “as far as the train would go.” SCF owns and manages the Suwannee River EcoLodge, a LEED-certified event venue and lodging facility just across the street from the Suwannee River Golf Course. Clinch County is famous for our “Bees, Trees, and Blueberries” and is proud to be the birthplace of writer, actor, and civil rights activist Ossie Davis. Among many awards, Mr. Davis won a Tony, Emmy, and a Golden Globe. Clinch County also has a winning reputation in athletics. The Clinch County Panthers are the only high school in state history to win the Triple Crown.  We also celebrate Clinch County High graduate Jolene Ammons who went on to be a star player for the professional women’s basketball team, the All-American Red Heads. Her Red Head jersey is in the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame. Homerville, the county seat, boasts a vibrant downtown, the Huxford-Spear Genealogical Library, and a diverse base of indie-owned shops and restaurants that showcase our locally-made, locally-grown products. Homerville is located at the intersection of US Hwy 84 and 441, designated Okefenokee Swamp Trails. Clinch County is proud to be known as a feisty little railroad community with a stubborn sense of hospitality.  “There is No Place Like Homerville.”

STEPHEN C FOSTER
OSSIE DAVIS
TRIPLE CROWN
ALL AMERICAN RED HEADS
DOWNTOWN HOMERVILLE
HUXFORD-SPEAR GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY
OKEFENOKEE SWAMP PARK
LAURA S. WALKER
THE LAKES GOLF COURSE AT LAURA S. WALKER
OBEDIAH'S OKEFENOK
OKEFENOKEE HERITAGE CENTER
SOUTHERN FOREST WORLD