SENIORS DRIVE THROUGH GEORGIA



Seniors Stop By Moultrie

Welcome Sign, The City of Southern Living Moultrie Georgia  Colquitt County GA.Moultrie, “The City of Southern Living”, made national news again as their football team is ranked #16 from the Top Preseason Super 25. They had a great year last year (15-0) and last years’ state champions Packers have promise to repeat again. So let’s go visit the home of the Packers and see why seniors would enjoy a visit.

Moultrie is the county seat and largest city of Colquitt County, Georgia and only 60 miles from the Florida state border. As of the 2010 census, Moultrie’s population was 14,268. Moultrie is an agricultural community set in the Southern Rivers part of Georgia.

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Well known for its many antique shops, Moultrie is often referred to as “The Antique Capital of South Georgia”. For what its worth, Moultrie is the home of US Senator Saxby Chambliss.

Seniors Enjoy Moultrie’s Historic District

The Moultrie Commercial Historic District, along with eight other structures, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Seniors, bring along some good walking shoes and take a tour that highlights the history and architecture of landmark buildings in the district.

They include  the Moultrie Banking Company Building, the Colquitt Theater, the Henderson Furniture Building, the Old Jail, the Grand Theater, and the Norman Hotel Building.  Moultrie’s thriving fifteen-block downtown area contains 63 contributing buildings to the National Register.

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The great majority of these buildings are constructed of brick and exhibit stylistic influences typical of turn of the century small town commercial area. Kind of reminds me of our visit to Selma, Alabama, a wonderful old city as well as being loaded with beautiful homes and a rich history.

 Seniors Genealogists Find Genealogy Library

Explore Georgia highlights Moultrie and notes that it is home to a beautiful downtown with specialty shops and a 1902 courthouse. Senior visitors can research at the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library, visit Moultrie’s galleries and theaters, and see some of the town’s memorials.

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As host of the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, the Calico Arts Festival and other events, Moultrie welcomes thousands of visitors just like you every year.

Now get a Bird’s Eye View of Moultrie via aerial images of historic downtown and treasured courthouse. What a beautiful building and an awesome square.

So, set your GPS for Moultrie and enjoy all that the town has to offer visitors. -jeb

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