KNOXVILLE, Ga. — In 1822, Crawford became Crawford County with help from the high school, the chamber of commerce, and the Bicentennial Committee. They have put together a week of events for you to learn about the history.
"We're going to have food trucks, things for the kids to do, and some DJ and we're going to do some dancing and then I understand there's going to be some fireworks," Richard Hatcher said.
Hatcher is on the Bicentennial Committee. He's looking forward to all the events.
"We're going to have food trucks, things for the kids to do, and some DJ and we're going to do some dancing and then I understand there's going to be some fireworks," Hatcher said.
The county plans to have a Crawford County Christmas Show presented by the Crawford County High School Drama Club on December 5 and 6.
There will be a 200th Birthday Bash on December 9. Along with the birthday bash, there will be a Bicentennial Celebration Finale and Christmas parade. County Chamber Executive Director Patti Temple says you don't want to miss the actual day Crawford County became Crawford County.
"We also will have the finale, it's a grand finale. I think everyone will really enjoy that because we will have food trucks and vendors out here in Knoxville just like it might have gone on during those 1822 days," Temple said.
From the old Crawford County Courthouse in Knoxville to the Train Depot in Roberta, Temple says there's a lot of history in the county.
"It's still a thriving population, and they still use a lot of the old ag rules but we got new young farmers and they're taking over their father's farms," Temple said.