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Thomaston is located in central Georgia's Upson County. It's approximately an hour from Atlanta, Macon and Columbus, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 9,638. Thomaston was chosen as one of the "Top 100 Small Towns in America" in both 1986 and in 1995, citing the town's slow pace and southern hospitality. The town has also been chosen among 120 U.S. towns to be listed in Norman Crampton's book, "Making Your Move to One of America's Best Small Towns." In the book, Thomaston is described as "a perfect place for people looking to leave the fast-paced city life for a more relaxing environment." Some would describe Thomaston as an ordinary small town, but this is exactly what makes it so appealing. You'll find family-owned restaurants and businesses, an old fashioned hardware store, a single screen movie theater, barber shops and other indications of a by-gone era. It's a friendly town with clean neighborhoods and stately old homes. On the outskirts of town are rolling hills and peaceful farms. There are lots of recreational activities in the area, including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, biking and golf. Nearby attractions include The Rock Ranch, a 1250-acre working cattle farm that is often the site of local events. Other places of interest are the Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge, Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain, and Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs. The city of Macon is a short drive and offers shopping, fine dining and museums, such as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Surrounding areas: Pine Mountain, Georgia (30.7 mi), Fort Valley, Georgia (34.4 mi)

Thomaston Vacation Rentals

Thomaston Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Thomaston1211 Hwy 19 NThomaston, GA (706) 648-9260
Jameson Inn Thomaston1010 Hwy 19 NThomaston, GA (706) 648-2232
Thomastn Inn1207 Hwy 19 NorthThomaston, GA (706) 648-2900
Country Hearth Inn648 Hwy 341 SBarnesville, GA15.2 mi.(877) 268-0967
Days Inn Manchester2546 Roosevelt Hwy 41Manchester, GA17.1 mi.(706) 846-1247
Best Western Hilltop Inn Forsyth951 Hwy 42Forsyth, GA24.7 mi.(478) 994-9260
Best Western Hilltop InnI-75 @ Ga 42 Exit 63Forsyth, GA24.7 mi.(800) 528-1234
Comfort Inn333 Harold G Clark PkwyForsyth, GA24.7 mi.(478) 994-3400
Days Inn ForsythI-75 & Lee RdForsyth, GA24.7 mi.(478) 994-2800
Super 8 Motel Forsyth990 Hwy 42 NorthForsyth, GA24.7 mi.(478) 994-9333
Best Western North Plaza Inn1616 N ExpwyGriffin, GA25.0 mi.(770) 227-8400
Hampton Inn Forsyth520 Holiday CirForsyth, GA25.4 mi.(478) 994-9697
Holiday Inn480 Holiday CirForsyth, GA25.4 mi.(478) 994-5691
Super 8436 Tift College RdForsyth, GA25.4 mi.(478) 994-5101
Days Inn Griffin1719 N ExpyGriffin, GA25.6 mi.(770) 229-9797
Holiday Inn Express1900 N ExpyGriffin, GA25.6 mi.(770) 228-9799
Holiday Inn-griffin1690 N ExpyGriffin, GA25.6 mi.(770) 227-1516
Comfort Inn Griffin2014 N ExpyGriffin, GA25.7 mi.(770) 229-6001
Hampton Inn Griffin2007 N ExpyGriffin, GA25.7 mi.(770) 229-9900
Iris Inn & Suites1906 North ExpyGriffin, GA27.6 mi.(770) 233-4747

Thomaston Weather & Climate

Central Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures are warm and muggy and winters are cold with lows in the mid-30s. Precipitation per year is on average between 45-47 inches. Spring is mild and autumn in central Georgia is sunny and cool and the driest time of the year. The first freeze of the year normally falls within November. Winters are short (typically December and January are the coldest months.) Snow may occur in winter, but freezing rain and ice are more of a problem. Frequency and amount of snow increases the further north you go in the state. Tornadoes are possible, and central Georgia is in what is called "Dixie Alley," which is known for strong, long running tornadoes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 30°F 5.01 in. -
February 61°F 33°F 4.80 in. -
March 68°F 39°F 6.06 in. -
April 75°F 46°F 3.85 in. -
May 81°F 55°F 3.44 in. -
June 87°F 63°F 3.36 in. -
July 89°F 67°F 5.47 in. -
August 88°F 67°F 4.00 in. -
September 84°F 62°F 3.25 in. -
October 76°F 49°F 2.51 in. -
November 67°F 40°F 3.72 in. -
December 58°F 33°F 4.25 in. -

Thomaston Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Middle Georgia Regional airport (MCN) located about 41 miles southeast of Thomaston in Macon, Georgia, the Columbus Metropolitan airport (CSG) located approximately 43 miles southwest of Thomaston in Columbus, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 52 miles north of Thomaston in Atlanta, Georgia, Souther Field (ACJ) located around 54 miles south of Thomaston in Americus, Georgia, and finally the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located about 68 miles north of Thomaston in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thomaston Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA59.6 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA64.2 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA66.3 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA74.7 mi.
Water Parks
Surfside Water ParkAuburnAL69.8 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA74.7 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA90.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Raintree Golf ClubThomastonGA 
Hickory Ridge Golf ClubMeansvilleGA10.6 mi.
Pebblebrook Golf ClubWoodburyGA16.0 mi.
Beaver Lake Golf & Country ClubGayGA19.8 mi.
Pines Golf ClubWilliamsonGA20.3 mi.
Roosevelt Memorial Golf CourseWarm SpringsGA20.5 mi.
Griffin City Golf CourseGriffinGA24.6 mi.
Forsyth Golf ClubForsythGA25.0 mi.
Reynolds Golf CourseReynoldsGA27.1 mi.
State Parks
High Falls State ParkGA27.3 mi. 
Franklin D Roosevelt State ParkGA27.7 mi. 
Senoia State ParkGA31.0 mi. 
Indian Springs State ParkGA33.4 mi. 
Tubman African American MuseumMaconGA40.4 mi.(History)
Georgia Music Hall of FameMaconGA40.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Arts And SciencesMaconGA40.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
National Civil War Naval MuseumColumbusGA48.5 mi.(History)
Columbus MuseumColumbusGA48.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA59.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA59.6 mi.
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA91.1 mi.

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