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

Pictured – Willis Park – Downtown Bainbridge

Bainbridge features many historic homes and buildings, most of which have been restored to their original stately glory. So many of them are full of stories just waiting to be told, like the Callahan-Penhallegon house, built by a steamboat captain and modeled after one of his ships. We invite you to take a stroll along our oak tree lined streets, or sit and relax in one of our beautiful parks!

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.