Summerville, Georgia in the northwestern part of the state is made up of less than 5,000 residents. Founded in 1838 as the Chattooga County seat, it was named because it was a popular summer resort town. Today, it has a historic downtown with shops and restaurants, but it may be best known for Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens. The artist lived here and visitors can see the property-turned-museum nearby.
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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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