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Sharpsburg

Awarded the most caring city in 2020 by Insurify, Sharpsburg is giving us all the feels. But before we get into those, let’s go back in time to 1871, when the city was officially incorporated. Named for Judge Elias Sharp, the town, which was circular with a quarter-mile radius extending to its railroad depot, owed much of its growth to agriculture. And by agriculture, we mean cotton.

From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, the town continued to expand, adding a variety of professional services, a bank and doctors. However, by 1920, the cotton market was failing, and unfortunately, no cotton, no capital, and no capital, no growth.

The city stayed stagnant until 1940, when it began a slow, steady return. The 1934 opening of the theatrical training grounds at Dunaway Gardens in Newnan was one helpful addition to Sharpsburg’s visitor and residential increase. Another amenity driving growth was the opening of the renowned Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Plus, who are we kidding, everyone is curious about what makes Sharpsburg so darn caring.

What Makes Sharpsburg Special

With a recently renovated community center and a local library that hosts a variety of classes (hello, dog training), this little town is full of surprises.

A Bridge to the Past

The original Bridges & Cole general store, c. 1900, is still standing today. While the building now serves as an antique auction house, if you’re lucky enough to visit when the owner is there, he’ll welcome you in to see the place. Or you can always attend one of the auctions, which are held monthly.

Getting Artsy With It

Residents (and visitors) can take a belly-dancing class at Sharpsburg Community Center. Feeling crafty? Quilting classes are on offer too. You just might have to stick around for a bit to complete the project.

Clean Living

180-Degree Farm offers more than fresh, organically raised produce and meats — it’s also a destination for those battling cancer. After struggling through their son’s cancer battle (he is now in remission), the Tyson family started 180-Degree Farm to provide anyone fighting cancer with access to nutrient-rich, organically grown food free of toxic pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics. The farm also boasts a nature trail, public market and flower garden.

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