Situated in south central Georgia, Cordele and Crisp County combine the best of small town living with easy access to modern-day amenities. A thriving city, Cordele also retains its agricultural roots, an essential economic factor that still today plays a large role in its success.

With the convergence of Interstate 75 and rail lines, Cordele is known as the logistics capital of South Georgia. On a more regional, national and even global front, Cordele is revered as the Watermelon Capital of the World, with bigger and more succulent fruit than anywhere else. The summer harvest of the watermelon crop creates a vibrancy that is celebrated at the annual Watermelon Days Festival.As the “Gateway to South Georgia,” Cordele is home to more than 11,000 people and is the county seat of Crisp County. Comfortable and friendly neighborhoods, restored homes of Victorian and Federal style architecture, and an active downtown create a sense of community where local business owners make you feel right at home.

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There is no shortage of family entertainment and activity close to home in Cordele and Crisp County. Golfers enjoy the convenience, challenge and charm of nearby championship golf at Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, nestled in the middle of Georgia Veterans State Park. Located on Highway 280 between Cordele and Americus, the park boasts a wealth of military history in an indoor and outdoor Military Museum and offers more than 1,300 acres for enjoying nature while hiking, camping, swimming, fishing or golfing.

At the Cordele Depot, you can hop on the SAM shortline excursion train in air-conditioned 1949 vintage cars and enjoy a glimpse of history together with the excitement of today’s South. Stops in quaint towns across southwest Georgia, from Cordele to Archer, are filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping.

In Cordele, getaways are easy too. The coasts of Florida and Georgia are just a short drive away for beach fanatics. Put your toes in the sand or your boat in the water in only about three hours, taking in Gulf views from the Florida Panhandle or the amazing Atlantic from Savannah, Sea Island or Jacksonville. Or for those who prefer the retreat and tranquility of mountain air, drive north for three hours and find yourself in the serenity of the North Georgia mountains.

At the end of the day, it’s easy to come home to Cordele. Here, you’ll find something for everyone, something for everyday.

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