It's been a few months since I visited Thomasville, GA, an experience I've had in recent years. I never split, and today I did just that. We spent a long weekend exploring the history of the city, visiting local shops and plantations, listening to space - space - space - and discovering fantastic local food.
These trees, cultivated by the city's Thomasville Garden Club, extend throughout the city - from the historic city center to downtown and even to the suburbs. There are oaks, pecans and Victorian architecture, as a southern city would have in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but there is much more to it.
Northerners and others come to Thomasville to enjoy hunting, fishing and an active social life with golf, horse racing and bicycles. According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a population of 1,843,932, of which 39.7% are married couples living together, 33% were non-family and 22.5% were married. 30.8% have children under 18 living with them, 39% are married couples living as husband - and - married or married - with - a woman, 32.2% have a child under 18, while 22% (7.3%) have a housekeeper with no husband present. It is located in the southeast of the state of Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Savannah, Georgia. The total area of the city (land that is land and water) is 2.1 million square miles (4.6 million acres), and the water surface is 1.4 million acres (3.9 million hectares).
Seeking a place to escape the harsh winters in the north, they began buying plantations for a penny to the dollar. It may seem contradictory - intuitive, but the cotton and rice fields seemed so successful and short - that they were quickly replaced by plantations with paid employees. Former slaves were hired as full-time carers for the estates and turned into sports plantations to entertain friends and family.
The war itself hit the county when federal prisoners were sent from Andersonville to Thomasville in late 1864. The economy was turned upside down by the arrival of the Confederate Army in the early 1870s during the Civil War and then again in 1871.
Some have set up restaurants, some of which are best known, such as Jonah's. Jonah's usually has a queue outside, but the fried shrimp, roasted green tomatoes and chicken wings are worth the wait. I could have stayed here longer and eaten all her fried vegetables and tomatoes But I'm glad I did.
I am always open to an invitation to explore Thomasville, and if you plan to visit, you will certainly have as much fun walking around the city as I do. You can also make a day trip to some of the city's most popular restaurants, such as Olde Towne Market and the Historic Town Hall. Taste of Thomasville is a wonderful tour with food and I would recommend it to those visiting Thomas County and other parts of Georgia.
Food and antiques are all delightful, so remember if you're looking for a fun place to get away from it, but keep them in mind. From stylish gifts to great books, there are countless places you'd like to browse for a while. Visit Firefly, where you'll find beautiful houses and wares, bookshelves (pictured above), engaging literary programs and Relish, stocked with culinary gifts and kitchen utensils.
Finally, the Flowers & Foods History Center has a beautiful exhibition that details the history of the bakeries that were founded in Thomasville. Also known as the City of Roses, ThomasVILLE is known as the Rose City on the coast of a world known for its diversity and genre. Since the 1920s, the Rose Show and the Rose Festival have been held there annually, and in the spring of 1920, the city established an experimental garden in which botanists experimented with the cultivation of various rose varieties. Dozens of brands now include a variety of different varieties, from roses to roses and roses of all shapes and sizes to roses of other species.
The main event is of course the Rose Show itself, where thousands of flower lovers will see a variety of roses, from traditional roses to rose hybrids, roses of all shapes and sizes, to roses from all over the world.
When you're ready to eat, stop by Empire Bagel Delicatessen (pictured below) and take a seat in the miniature park next door. Stroll through the brick streets to sample the best tastings from the family-owned restaurants and shops while learning about Thomasville's history and culture.
Stroll into Grassroots Coffee Company (pictured below), where shimmering silver letters entice visitors to a caffeinated cup. With a creaky hardwood floor covered by a tin roof where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a biscuit melting in your mouth with a glass of wine, Grass Roots Coffee is downright charming.