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A Georgia Main Street City

since 1997, Hartwell abounds

with lovely historic homes and

a charming, vibrant downtown

business area featuring beauti-

fully preserved buildings, circa

1879 to 1925. Offering shop-

ping, dining, relaxing, entertain-

ment, downtown Hartwell has

something for everyone all year

long. Gift shops, antique stores

and art galleries feature works

by regional artists and fine

craftsmen. You will find the lat-

est in fashion and jewelry as

well as what you need for out-

door recreation.

Take a break from your hec-

tic day to enjoy the peace and

tranquility of our small town.

“Sit a spell” on a bench and

watch the world go by. Hun-

gry? There are a variety of res-

taurants to please any palate.

Stroll our downtown streets

and pop into some of the retail

stores that offer a variety of

items and services, as well as

personal service with a smile

from local owners.

History buffs will enjoy the

self-guided historic walking

tour as well as a walk through

the nearby historic Northview

Cemetery. Don’t miss the

beauty of the grand old homes




Downtown Development Authority


The City of Hartwell

of the historic districts along Benson and Athens Streets.

Hartwell is home to a thriving visual and performing arts com-

munity. The newly renovated regional Art Center draws art enthu-

siasts with its exhibitions and classes. Two active theatrical groups,

Hart County Community Theatre and Savannah River Produc-

tions, offer a variety of musical and theatrical productions through-

out the year. High Cotton Music Hall schedules an array of musical

talent from all over the southeast. The Lonnie Burns Fine Art

Center at Hart County High School draws events for the entire


The Downtown Development Authority / Main Street Program

hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The first Saturdays

of each month, May through August, there is live music, food and

beverages on Depot St. In June, Dancin’ On Depot has hundreds

of people of all ages dancing in the street to live music. The month

of October sees the invasion of hundreds of creative Scarecrows

throughout the town for the entire month. The Mayor’s Monster

Mash culminates the month on October 31st.

TheChristmas holidays beginwith the annual lighting of theChrist-

mas tree on the town square. In addition to these annual events there

are smaller enticements to bring you to our historic square.

There is something for everyone throughout the year. Visit us at fo

r more information. Come see for

yourself why we love our home town and you just may decide to

stay awhile.

Hartwell Downtown

Development Authority

A Georgia Main Street City

111 E. Franklin St.


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Shop, dine & do business

in historic Downtown

Hartwell, Georgia