The Greatest Guide To GaThe city of Barnesville in Georgia has been widely known As the "Buggy Capital of the South" because of the city's enormous production of over 9,000 buggies a year in the late 1800s and early 1900s, as a result of the presence of four buggy businesses in Barnesville, most notably the J.G. Smith and Sons Genuine Barnesville Buggies Factory.
To honor those who've toiled in creating the famous Buggy of the 20th century and in creating the city the middle of the buggy industry, the town of Barnesville holds the annual Buggy Days Festival each third week of September.
This year, the Buggy Days Festival was held on September 15 to 17 and featured a street dancing, crafts and food, a golf tournament, a beauty pageant, parade and a concert in the Ritz Park Amphitheater.
The beauty pageant was held before, on Sept. 9, while 13 in the Morgan Dairy Golf Club.
Buggy Days, which can be one of the greatest traditions of Barnesville, celebrates the town's heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South throughout the 20th century. It has been called a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for five years and is often featured in major publications in the nation.
The Buggy Days Festival has grown to become one of Georgia's biggest community festivals, which attracts over 50,000 local and foreign visitors every year who wish to take part in town's heritage.
Now on its 44th year, more than 150 artists and amateurs Joined this year's Buggy Days to sell their handmade things along Main Street. There were more than 100 arts and craft booths and more than 25 food booths set up during the three-day event.
Original Barnesville buggies were also on display Outside and at the Old Jail Museum while the parade comprised buggies, floats, horses and members of civic groups.
The parade, which was held on Saturday, started at 2:00 P.m. and was headed by the Grand Marshal, who were previously awarded as Outstanding Citizen for Lamar County, with beauty queens and other members of their community. The parade started off near Summers Field and Gordon State College and worked its way down College Drive, Forsyth Street, Main Street and then Thomaston Street.
The Yearly street dance was held at the Ritz Park Amphitheater on September 15, which kicked off the Buggy Days weekend.
Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, which also hosts two other yearly Festivals -- the BBQ & Blues Festival held during the last weekend of April And the Summer at the Sticks Country Music Concert, which is held on the 3rd Saturday of July.
Barnesville is A town in Georgia which was once called the "Buggy Capital of Barnesville the South" since it generated about 9,000 buggies a calendar year, including those that are used by the nation's presidents, during the 20th century. It's the seat of Lamar County and is included in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
Founded in 1826, Barnesville is named after neighborhood tavern Proprietor Gideon Barnes, a native of Southampton, Virginia, and the city's very first post master. Barnes introduced commerce and commerce in Barnesville when he built a double log cabin and an inn and a tavern, established a passenger and cargo line, and opened a post office called Barnes' Store. The name of this post office was afterwards shifted to Barnesville.
The historic town of Barnesville, situated only 50 miles South of Atlanta, is home to numerous murals, antique shops and lovely mansions built from the Buggy barons of the 1800s. It boasts of a historic building built in 1910 called Carnegie Library, which is now a National Historic Register Property but is currently used as a unique art studio and home of poet and artist Cara, who revived the building. The Carnegie Library is popularly known as a Treasure of the Old South.
Guests and residents of Barnesville can find out about the Town's history with a trip at the Old Jail Museum and Archives, which features relics from the town's history since Buggy Capital of the South.
The memorial, which also serves as a regional genealogical Research centre, consists of two separate buildings -- the old Lamar County jail along with the Crowder Bros.' gin home office.
Used by the ancient residents of Barnesville.
Lamar County Jail construction. Found in the archives are household files, courthouse records, marriages, passports, criminal records, tax digests, property lotteries, photo and manuscript collections, baptismal records, military records throughout the war and microfilm collections, amongst other records.
The museum, on the other hand, houses artifacts that were Collected from Barnesville, Milner and also the neighboring districts in Lamar County. These artifacts include horse-drawn vehicles which were created in the city's buggy factories such as a glass hearse, a carriage, a doctor's buggy and two buggies. There are also agricultural, furniture items, textiles, printing media products, and fire department memorabilia including the first 1927 LaFrance fire engine and 1900 brass flame bell.
Also found in the museum are buggy company artifacts and Barnesville Bottles including soda drinks and medicine bottles.
The Old Jail Museum and Archives is available only on Sundays