Come discover Hawkinsville, the quintessential American small-town. Relax and enjoy picturesque rural landscapes, wholesome farm-fresh food, locally owned shops and restaurants and the great outdoors. Getaway from the traffic and stress of the "big city"; to slow down and take in all that we have to offer here in Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Below is an excerpt from the Hawkinsville Dispatch from 1894, giving us a glimpse of how the young spent their day floating the Ocmulgee River.
Excursion on the Ocmulgee, Music and Dancing – A pleasant day
The steamboat Cumberland arrived on Monday last on schedule, and on Tuesday a pleasant excursion was made down the Ocmulgee river. The Boys’ Brass Band of Hawkinsville, and the Hawkinsville String Band made music for the occasion. The ladies had prepared baskets of good things, and when the whistle blew a merry crowd was abroad determined to enjoy the day. Cotillions were formed, and strains of sweet music set the feet a going, and it was kept up for twenty miles, when the boat halted, dinner was spread. Everybody enjoyed the excursion. Several non-residents, commercial tourists, and others were along. Capt. Mobley, commander of the Cumberland was assiduous in his efforts to render the day pleasant to all on board and succeeded admirably.
46 S Lumpkin Street,
Hawkinsville, GA 31036