Thomasville, Georgia

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Thomasville is the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, United States. The city is the second largest in Southwest Georgia after Albany.

The city deems itself the City of Roses and holds an annual Rose Festival. The town features plantations open to the public, a historic downtown, a large farmer's market, and a 320 year old oak tree at the corner of Monroe and Crawford streets. The population was 19,437 at the 2009 census estimate.

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Rose Festival

Thomasville plants and maintains more than 7,000 roses located throughout the city, as do a number of residents who have their own rose gardens. During the last week of April, rose growers from all over the world display their prize roses for a panel of judges. Activities throughout the “City of Roses” include rose displays, parades, historical home and museum tours, street dances, arts and crafts show, nursery vendor displays, lectures, garden tours, walk/run races and food. The show is sponsored by the Thomasville Rose Society. For more information: The Rose Fest Homepage

Culture

Thomasville is home to several historic and cultural organizations, including the Thomas County Historical Society & Museum of History, the Thomasville Cultural Center, Jack Hadley's Black History Museum, Thomasville Landmarks, and Pebble Hill Plantation. Daily tours and research hours are available at each institution.

Geography

Thomasville is located at 30°50′11″N 83°58′42″W / 30.83639°N 83.97833°W / 30.83639; -83.97833 (30.836444, -83.978199)[3].

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