History of Butts County

Butts County is steeped in history that draws many visitors each year to places like the Indian Springs Hotel, once a bustling stagecoach stop near Indian Springs State Park, the nation’s oldest. See the place where the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed in the 1820’s and learn the story of the Native Americans who once made their homes here. Butts County is also part of the Civil War Heritage Trail where you can trace the path of Sherman’s “March to the Sea” which took the Federal Army through Butts County in 1864. Visit the dam at Jackson Lake, built in 1911, which was a cornerstone of what later became the Georgia Power Company. See the burial place of Robert Grier, the man who created “Grier’s Almanac”, used by generations of farmers. Genealogy buffs will love combing through the many cemeteries in Butts County, featuring the burial sites of the people who settled this part of Georgia, all of which have been indexed. When it comes to history, Butts County has a lot of it to explore and experience.

Natural Resources are an important part of what makes Butts County attractive to residents, businesses and industrial concerns. We have an abundant water supply, which is distributed through a countywide water system with a tremendous capacity for expansion. Timber is another resource that is widely available in Butts County and it’s renewable too!