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By Phillip A. Gibbs,Tracie L. Provost

Hawkinsville lies alongside the banks of the Ocmulgee River within the center of Georgia's wiregrass kingdom. Surrounded by means of many of the state's such a lot fertile cotton lands, town turned an immense advertisement heart quickly after its incorporation in 1836. by means of the eve of the Civil struggle, Hawkinsville boasted stately mansions, mercantile organisations, gins, rail provider, and a river port for the transportation of cotton. even supposing the Civil warfare took its toll, town flourished within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth century. The revival of the cotton exchange, including the turning out to be call for for the region's lumber and turpentine, boosted the city's financial system and inhabitants. newbies from the North joined palms with common households to came across banks, colleges, motels, church buildings, cotton turbines, steamboat and railroad businesses, or even a harness-racing tune. Hawkinsville used to be hailed as Georgia's "Queen urban of the Wiregrass."

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