The New Georgia Guide

Georgia Humanities Council

A new way to explore Georgia


"The New Georgia Guide is a yarn-spinning, gallus-snapping, barbecue-sniffing, language-loving, gator-wrestling, backroad-exploring travel companion. Part history, part folklore, part recipe book, part yellow pages, there will be few Georgia natives who aren't educated or amused by some portion of it, and outsiders will find here a road map not only to the county seats but to the soul of Georgia."
—Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock

"A thick, literate guide to the state."
Publishers Weekly

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Arranged in a region-by-region format, The New Georgia Guide is filled with tours, essays, and more that combine history and contemporary observation on the state's most compelling points of interest. The Guide offers a ''then-and-now'' feel to such locales as the Appalachian foothills, the site of America's first gold rush in 1829, the amazing Georgia coastline, and much more. This is a must-have for anyone seeking to know more about Georgia history through the pages of a guided tour.
Page count: 816 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 9.25

Read more about James Kilgo at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


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Contributors include Betsy Braden, John Braden, Jane Cassady, James C. Cobb, Timothy J. Crimmins, Thomas G. Dyer, Lee W. Formwalt, Fred C. Fussell, Whit Gibbons, Steve Gurr, William Hedgepeth, Mary Hood, John Inscoe, James Kilgo, Delma E. Presley, Buddy Sullivan, Jane Powers Weldon, Dana F. White, Philip Lee Williams, William W. Winn