Lumpkin, Georgia was incorporated in 1829, and named after two-term governor, Wilson Lumpkin. The town serves as the county seat for Stewart County.
The major attraction in this small, quaint town is Westville. Westville is an extensive living history museum, which portrays an 1850s Georgia village. The village is comprised of over thirty authentically furnished buildings, and offers visitors the opportunity to become fully engaged in a Georgian pre-civil war community. Basket weaving, candle making, and blacksmithing are just a few of the activities performed here. Westville also offers a wide-ranging series of special events. This is truly a place where natural beauty, education and fun converge.
Another popular spot is Providence Canyon Conservation Park. This 1000-acre plus park is simply magnificent, and can't be missed. Often referred to as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," the park consists of a series of gullies and canyons that boast pink, orange, red and purple hues. Its 7-mile backcountry trail is a hikers dream.
Nearby Florence Marina State Park, located on beautiful Lake Walter F. George, will appeal to those who enjoy watersports. Boat slips, lighted fishing pier, nature trail, playground, and fantastic interpretive center only add to the park's many amenities. This is an excellent stop for those who enjoy bird watching too!
Lumpkin is located near the Western edge of Georgia, just 15 miles from the Alabama boarder, on Highway 27.