Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thomasville, Georgia

Hi everyone!

Heading home from our visit to Florida last month, we stopped for a night and visit in Thomasville, Georgia. 

Thirty miles west of Valdosta, it was a winter haven for Northerners in the late 1900's who would arrive by train. Thomasville is also known for the thousands of roses planted around town and celebrated during the annual Rose Show and Festival in April. We were there on a grey January day so no roses.

The town has a historic downtown that is being maintained beautifully with lots of nice restaurants and shops.

A cute little sidewalk library.

Love the message in the front window of The Bookshelf.

The All Saints Episcopal Church is small and charming.

Of course there are many historic homes in town as well. We never stopped the car to take any pics though. Next time.

We had a brief walking tour of Pebble Hill Plantation right before closing time. Next visit when the roses are in bloom, we will get the full tour. Pebble Hill was inherited in 1901 by the daughter of a Cleveland, Ohio industrial family. She added buildings and gardens and the result is a feminine and beautiful farm. I did not take enough photos as we were walking around. The skies were so grey that it was rather dreary. Here are a few better ones from the website of the plantation.

All photos of Pebble Hill belong to Pebble Hill Plantation.

Thanks for visiting!

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