Barnesville, Georgia was founded in 1826 and was the site of a major Civil War hospital. It was a major hub for the buggy-making industry. The town has a population of less than 7,000 people. Every year, they hold their BBQ & Blues Festival, Summer in the Sticks Country Music Concert, and the Buggy Days Festival. Downtown is centered around City Hall and the old train depot.
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Caroline Eubanks is the editor of this website, a Lowell Thomas award-winning travel writer, and the author of This Is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States. Her stories from the South have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Thrillist, Roads and Kingdoms, and BBC Travel.
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