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Surrounded by cotton fields, Rutledge’s historic district, only  1/2 block square, is virtually unchanged since the heyday of th railroad. Tucked less than 3 miles from I-20, the city of Rutledge, founded in 1871, offers quaint shops, interesting restaurants and outdoor entertainment all within an easy walk of the town park. Rutledge is proud to be an occasional venue for movie and television productions as well as several long-standing festivals, fairs and yard sales. Stroll along Fairplay & Main Streets where you’ll find gift shops, custom framing, fine art, hair salons, a spa and comprehensive wellness center including nutrition, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and counseling as well as:  Yesterday’s Cafe' is an historic pharmacy and soda fountain boasting a photographic history of Rutledge. Enjoy wonderful food served with southern hospitality. The Caboose, the last railroad car in Rutledge, offers deli-style sandwiches, sweet tea, fried pies and ice cream (706) 557-9021.

Rutledge Hardware, circa 1891 and featured in Smithsonian Magazine, is a vintage shop serving the hardware and gardening needs of the town as well as providing a trip back in time. Lilybeth's Gift Shop, specializing in made in the USA merchandise, occupies a building that remains virtually unchanged since the 1900's. On East Main, in an old sportswear warehaouse and nest to the Rutledge Frame Shop, is a co-op of serval local entrepreneurs.
The Sunflower Farm, just a short drive from the heart of town, is home to an annual festival celebrating sunflowers and the 4th of July and which is named by Southern Living Magazine as a “must do” activity. Hard Labor Creek State Park, one of Georgia’s largest state parks, is open for camping, golfing, fishing, hiking, swimming, mountain biking and horseback riding. (706) 557-3001.
For Information & Group Tour Itineraries, contact:
City Hall & Welcome Center
112 Martha Lane, P. O. Box 248
Rutledge, GA 30663
(706) 557-2223

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