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Civil War Village of Andersonville

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117 E. Church Street
Andersonville, GA 31711 United States
http://andersonvillegeorgia.info

The Civil War Village of Andersonville, Georgia is located just off Georgia Highway 49 between Americus and Oglethorpe and is some 21 miles northeast of Plains.

Some eighty thousand tourists annually visit the Civil War village of Andersonville. All are informed of other attractions in the area. Complimentary step-on tour guides are provided for Motor Coach groups. Annually more than 350 Motor Coach and school groups receive this service.

There are many sights to see in Andersonville. There are five interesting antique, craft and curiosity shops. The Wirz Monument that stands in the center of town reminds us of the many hardships that are faced during war. The log cabin church is a wonderful place to hold weddings. Andersonville also boasts a seven acre pioneer farm which depicts what life was like on a one man farm of the mid 1800s. On the main street of Andersonville is the Drummer Boy Museum which the Editor of Blue and Gray Magazine says is the best Civil War museum under one roof anywhere in the United States. We are open and ready to greet tour groups 364 days a year, every day but Christmas.

Historic Andersonville
During the Civil War, the Confederate army established Camp Sumter to house incoming Union prisoners of war. The town served as a supply depot during the period,and it included a post office, a depot, a blacksmith shop and stable, a couple of general stores, two saloons, a school, a Methodist church, and about a dozen houses. (Ben Dykes, who owned the land on which the prison was built, was both depot agent and postmaster.)

Until the establishment of the prison, the area was entirely dependent on agriculture, and, after the close of the prison, the town continued to be economically dependent on agriculture. The town changed very little over the years, until 1968 when the large scale mining of kaolin, bauxitic kaolin, and bauxite was begun by Mulcoa, Mullite Company of America, which turned 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of scrub oak wilderness into a massive mining and refining operation. The company now ships more than 2000 tons of refined ore from Andersonville each week.

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Andersonville Historic Fair - Civil War Village of Andersonville - Andersonville Guild

October 2018

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