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

"Exhaustive . . . The New Georgia Guide is full of the campy Americana often missed by readers of Frommer's and Fodor's, the sort of information that can mean the difference between a mere trip and an adventure."
New York Times

"A timely literary roadmap to the soul of that southern state. Part history, part folklore, 100 percent informative and entertaining, this guidebook (an updated version of the WPA guide to Georgia) offers roadmaps, driving tours, trivia, photos, and an intimate look at the best places to eat, explore, and enjoy."
New York Post

"A real reader's book . . . written by fine writers with a feel for their place, and including tips on touring the state."
Georgia Times-Union

"No nook or cranny of this fascinating state escapes highlighting in this vastly comprehensive guide."

"Yes, go buy a copy of The New Georgia Guide. . . . It is a bargain, and you will be diverted, amused, challenged and informed by a book that is not only travelogue, but history and social commentary."
Athens Magazine

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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.


List price: $30.95

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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