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Welcome to Eatonton, GA

Eatonton was named for William Eaton, the diplomat and adventurer who, during the Tripolitan War, marched 600 miles through the Libyan desert with six U.S. Marines and a raised army of Arabs, Greeks and some Americans. They took and held the city of Derne in Tripoli and secured a place in history in the Marine's Hymn: "... to the shores of Tripoli ..." The city's incorporation in 1808 made Eatonton the official county seat and today it is the only municipality located in Putnam County.

Eatonton is the home of authors Alice Walker and Joel Chandler Harris and home of Olympic Gold Medalist Vincent Hancock.

Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee provide opportunities to fish, hike, camp, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Several world-renowned golf courses have been created in the area bolstering the tourism industry in Putnam County.

Additional Links
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Eatonton
  • Putnam County, Georgia

    Local Media
  • The Eatonton Messenger
  • Lake Oconee News
  • Homefinder Magazine

    Area Schools
  • Gatewood Schools
  • Putnam County Schools
  • Putnam County High School
  • Putnam County Middle School
  • Putnam County Elementary School
  • Putnam County Primary School
  • Putnam County Head Start

    Entertainment and Attractions
  • Dairy Fesitval
  • Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
  • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway
  • Oconee Springs Park

    Real Estate
  • Keller Williams
  • Coldwell Banker - Lake Oconee Real Estate

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