The arts and history go together in Eastman-Dodge County, Georgia. Your experience here isn’t complete without seeing the wide variety of historical monuments and buildings our great county has to offer!
Eastman-Dodge County Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce
1646 College Street, Eastman, GA 31023
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the current Dodge County Courthouse was built n 1939 and stands as an example of Classical Revival architecture. Courthouse Circle, Eastman, GA
Featuring bricks inscribed with veterans’ names, as well as a lighted flag and markers honoring each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the memorial serves as a towering symbol of their generous sacrifice. Commemorative speeches and poems line the walkway to the Veterans Memorial, and park benches offer a spot for reflection. Just off the Hwy. 341 bypass in Eastman, GA.
Chauncey was the first city in Georgia to issue bonds to construct and equip a modern school building. As a result, the Chauncey School was built in 1914 on a budget of $10,000. The building featured six classrooms, a state-of-the-art science laboratory, and a regal auditorium. The interior of the building contains numerous details common to early twentieth century architecture, such as pressed tin ceilings, elaborate moldings and glass doorknobs. The school, which now houses the Chauncey Municipal Center, is undergoing renovations to restore its original splendor.
One of Dodge County’s most beautiful historical landmarks, the 1887 Orphans Cemetery features brick-columned entrances, paved streets, running water and immaculately landscaped grounds. Saddened by the death of a neighbor’s young son, Albert G. Williamson donated a burial plot, then later donated one acre (the family later donated three additional acres.) Home to the Williamson Mausoleum, Orphans Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Off Hwy 23 N on Orphan Cemetery Road.
The impressive Williamson Mausoleum was carved from marble by an Italian sculptor from a picture sent to him in Italy. The three life-size figures are Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Williamson and his nephew, Jay Gould Williamson. In the Orphans Cemetery.
A production of the Dodge Arts Guild of Eastman, Georgia, this family-friendly show styled after an old-time radio broadcast based around a traveling medicine show features guests artists, local talent, comedy, and a big dose of fun. Presented six times a year at the Magnolia Theater, 122 Main St, Eastman, GA 31023
In 1937, W.S. Stuckey opened his first roadside stand in Eastman, Georgia to sell pecans to tourists. In 1948, Stuckey constructed the first Stuckey's candy plant in Eastman. A historical marker stands at the spot – 100 Candy Court, Eastman, Georgia – where the original Stuckey's road stand and factory sold and produced the Stuckey's legendary pecan logs and other candy.