Capturing memories in the picturesque town of Jonesboro, Georgia, about 15 minutes south of the Airport, has never been easier! Consider these top five spots for a selfie the next time you are exploring this Southern Crescent gem.
1. Snap a pic in front of the iconic 1867 Train Depot
located at 104 North Main Street. This granite building replaced the original
wooden depot which was burned in 1864. At the peak of railroad travel,
passenger and freight trains passed through day and night, and the
Jonesboro-to-Atlanta commuter train, the Dummy, made five round trips a day.
Today it serves as the Clayton County Welcome Center and Road to Tara Museum.
After you “Strike a Pose,” make sure to catch one of the bus tours that run
11am and 1pm. Be sure to mentioned “Strike a Pose,” and receive $5 off. This
tour will take you along some of the Jonesboro’s most historic sites.
Let Mother Nature provide the backdrop for a scenic selfie in Historic Downtown Jonesboro. Many of these historic buildings appear as they did before the Civil War, as the brick exteriors withstood fire while the interiors burned. In the 1800's this rowdy downtown street housed 13 different saloons! A prominent citizen of the time complained that he had to move out of town to keep his adolescent sons out of the bad environment on Main Street. Now business and government offices alternate with several antique and gift shops along North and South Main Street.
Ready to take a
trip stroll along and what hidden gems these shops are? Just off Main Street,
drop a selfie at Stately Oaks (100 Carriage Lane). Built in 1839 by Whitmell
Allen, the house originally stood four miles north of Jonesboro on 404 acres.
During the civil war, it was landmarked for both Northern and Southern Troops,
and Yankee soldiers camped in the fields around the house during the Battle of
Jonesboro. Stately Oaks is a plain Greek Revival antebellum home in the land of
Gone with the Wind. The historic grounds are home to the main house, country store, one-room schoolhouse, original log kitchen and much more. For the entire month of February, Statley Oaks will feature a valentine exhibit that is sure to make your sweetheart smile.
Think you can’t be
in two places at once? We’ve found the door-to-door spot to bust the myth. As
your creative juices flow, stop by Arts Clayton to take a selfie with some
wonderful commissioned artwork. The organization has a long and strong record
of serving Clayton County and the south metro area for 30 years thorough the
arts. Started in 1986, Arts Clayton has worked with leaders to address
opportunities and challenges as the community continues to be impacted by high
growth and changing demographics. After you snap your selfie, stop in next door
to Simple Pleasures and have a taste of fudge.
For the love of
money….Need financial stability to ensure relationship longevity? Stop by the
Historic Heritage Bank located at 101 N. Main Street. The bank has the distinction
of being Heritage Bank’s oldest branch. The original bank started here in
Clayton County in 1955 and was highly successful. When the branch needed to
expand, a stately new brick building was constructed that has been a fixture of
Jonesboro’s Main Street since 1968. While there, stop in and received a Free
Checking Account, courtesy of Heritage Bank.
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