Quick Fact:

Glass Enterprises

Mitchell County is home to Glass Enterprises which produces the top-rated alligator hides in the world.

Points of Interest

Through the years Mitchell County has been known for its southern hospitality and fruitful land, but it is also known for its historical background. The community is filled with historic buildings, landmark trees, and antebellum homes. Today these historic points of interest have become tourist attractions for people all over the world.

Camilla DepotCamilla Depot/Art Gallery – 124 East Broad Street, Camilla
The depot was Camilla’s hub for transporting crops back in the early 1900’s. It has been rebuilt and restored and it currently the city’s welcome center where local artist display their art. It is located at the intersection of US Hwy 19 and Broad Street.

Camilla CourthouseCourthouse Square Park – 11 West Broad Street, Camilla
The Courthouse Square Park is located behind the Mitchell County Courthouse. This lovely green space showcases the Courthouse Live Oaks, a group of 6, over 200 year old majestic Live Oak trees that are registered with the Georgia Urban Forest Council as “Landmark and Historic Trees.”

McRee HallMcRee Hall – 181 East Broad Street, Camilla
McRee Hall is an old family mansion that was built in 1906 by James Price McRee, for his new bride. This mansion was significant for its southern elegance and charm. It was later restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carnegie LibraryCarnegie Library – 133 Hand Avenue, Pelham
Built in 1908 with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andew Carnegie. The Pelham Historic Carnegie Library is one of only 24 Carnegie libraries built in Georgia. Still serving as a community library, the beautiful architecture in this historical building is a must see.

The Spirit of CamillaThe Spirit of Camilla – 109 West Broad Street, Camilla
Formally known as Engine #9, this locomotive was refurbished through the efforts of citizens in the community, is now the Spirit of Camilla.

Hand Trading Company BuildingHand Trading Company Building – 107 West Railroad Street, Pelham
This building was the largest mercantile business in the South attracting people near and far to shop for everything from clothing to carriages, coffins to plows. It was built in 1913, by a local tycoon J.L. Hand, who was inspired by his visit to Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago, Illinois. Features of this 4 story building include 98,330 square feet, 100 massive columns that run from the foundation to the roof, a dome painted by an Italian artist, and 409 windows.

Two Murals in Mitchell County
Camilla Post Office – 13 East Broad Street, Camilla
Pelham Post Office – 160 Mathewson Avenue, Pelham

Two of Mitchell County’s Post Offices display murals from struggling artist during the depression. “Theme of the South” by Laura G. Douglas is on display in the Camilla Post Office, and “Pelham Landscape” by Georgina Klitgaard in the Pelham Post Office.

Mitchell County CourthouseMitchell County Courthouse – 11 West Broad Street, Camilla
The Mitchell County Courthouse, built in 1936, is well known for its architecture and construction from beautiful white Georgia marble. It is located in downtown Camilla. This courthouse was the site of the 1868 “Camilla Massacre,” and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Jackson-Davis HouseThe Jackson-Davis House – 333 East Walton Street, Baconton
This Victorian home was built in 1891, and is known for its detailed architecture. It is significant in local history as the home of George W. Jackson, and today it is the city hall for Baconton. The Jackson-Davis House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sunseat Historical CemeterySunset Historical Cemetery – 202 East Oakland Avenue, Camilla
This cemetery is the burial place for some of Mitchell County’s pioneer citizens, with the oldest documented grave being 1871. It is also registered on the Georgia Landmark and Historic Tree Register.

Gilded Age Tour of Homes, Camilla
Thirty historic properties are showcased on this fabulous tour, which includes the Camilla Depot, McRee Hall, Eagle Eyrie, and the Bank of Camilla. 229-336-2061