Civil War Cannon

Willis Park in Downtown Bainbridge

Be sure to head Downtown to beautiful Willis Park. Here you will find our restored Civil War cannon and a sign that tells of it’s history.

Oak City Cemetery

420 Cemetery Street

Prior to the establishment of Bainbridge, the Oak City Cemetery site had long been home to an Indian Village. It was established as a cemetery in 1852 when William H. Peabody was buried there. His grave is located next to the powder house, where gun powder was stored during the Civil War. In 1878, the west section of the cemetery was deeded to Temple Beth-El and became one of the first Jewish Cemeteries in South Georgia. Miriam Hopkins, a famous Broadway, movie and television star from the 1920s-1950s is buried there. Hopkins was nominated for an Oscar and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marvin S. Griffin, the 72nd Governor of Georgia is also buried in the cemetery, along with numerous unknown Confederate soldiers.

Historic Homes and Buildings

Our Historic District streets are lined with homes included on our Heritage Home Tour. We have included them and their stories in our walking tour brochure that can be picked up in several locations downtown including the Downtown Station located at 227 E Broughton Street. You can walk or drive this tour and an app will be available soon that will guide you turn by turn so you don’t miss a thing!

The Decatur County Historical & Genealogical Society Museum

127 E. Water Street

The Decatur County Museum is located on Water Street in Downtown Bainbridge.. Artifacts from all over Decatur County are on display and many new items will soon join them. The items in this museum give a balanced history of Decatur County and the surrounding areas. For more information call 229-515-5761.