Georgia has 24.4 million acres of timberland available for commercial use, more than any other state. Forestry-related jobs are a major economic force and log trucks are familiar on roads from the mountains to the coast.
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Built as a privately-owned toll bridge spanning the Savannah River at the Georgia-South Carolina state line, the Smith-McGee Bridge was purchased by Georgia and South Carolina in 1926 and the toll removed. It’s a good example of the once-common camelback through truss design.
It was replaced with a new bridge in 1983. The eastern section of the bridge has been removed but it is open to pedestrians and is a popular spot for viewing the river.
Depot Street is a great example of revitalization and repurposing of historical structures. Colorful facades add to the appeal.
The street, a block off the courthouse square and highway traffic, is very pedestrian friendly.
There’s an artsy feel, as well, with the Hart County Community Theatre and High Cotton Music Hall (above) adding a cultural vibe.
Hartwell Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places