The town of Locust Grove in Henry County, Georgia has a thriving downtown with restaurants, stores and frequently passing trains. It has a population of about 5,000 residents. Named for the grove of locust trees nearby, it was home to a number of cotton gins and warehouses in the 1800s. It was incorporated as a city in 1893. Today it’s known for being home to Noah’s Ark, an animal sanctuary and the Tanger Outlets.
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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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