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The “Ole Engine 100”

A steam locomotive that ran the rails of the Georgia-Ashburn Sylvester-Camilla Railways from 1930 to 1948 until she was replaced with the next generation: the diesel. In 1957, The Little Engine That Could was donated to the Worth County/ Sylvester Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sylvester by GASC railways for a well deserved rest. It now sits in Jeffords Park on highway 82 in Sylvester, Ga.


Pope Park

Coach Will Smith
The longest consecutively played baseball field in the State of Georgia, having celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2012. The field is currently being used by our Board of Education for their High School and Middle School Baseball Teams.

Historic Downtown Sylvester

Jana Dyke 229-430-7735
Debbie Bridges 229-776-8505

Sylvester started as a “beautiful nowhere” in 1893 and was first called Isabella Station. Now it is a beautiful historically restored downtown. Come see us in Sylvester because we are “WORTH THE TRIP”

The Gourdmaster Sam X

The Gourdmaster Sam X

Sam X is a well renowned artist throughout the world. The originality and inherent elegance of his work brings each piece to life with its own soul, energy and personality. Each piece cleverly captures a playfulness and tells it’s own story. “My art is inspired by the spirit of our ancestors.”


The Sylvester Local News

IS THE OLDEST BUSINESS IN Worth County, Established in 1884 as the Sumner Free Trader. The building was built in the late 1920’s and still houses an original, fully functional linotype machine, as well as other printing equipment available for demonstration upon request. Open Mon – Thurs 9-5 & Fri 9-12

Southern Woods Plantation

Benji Deloach

Quail Hunting Southern Style. Lodge accommodates up to 40 guests, in 20 rooms each with its own private bath. Will book hunting trip, weddings, and corporate retreats.

Lake Blackshear Resort

Located in Warwick GA, with more than 8,700 aquatic acres of boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, camping and picnicking. Please visit: www.lakeblackshearresort.com

Hunting Plantations
22 quail plantations, 5 open to the public. Most offer horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing and hiking.


Sylvester offers a multitude of public parks. They contain an array of amenities from walking and jogging paths to a heated and cooled club house. There are covered pavilions and amphitheaters available and lighted tennis and basketball courts for evening play. We have tree shaded picnic tables over looking playgrounds and sunny open multi-use fields for team sports. Public fishing in state stocked ponds.

Possum Poke and Governor Osborn’s Residence
Poulan GA

Possum Poke was the hunting retreat of the late Chase Osborn former governor of Michigan. Governor Osborn was a noted Author, newspaper man and conservationist. For more, read “A tale of Possum Poke in Possum Lane” by Stellanova Osborn, The Science Press Printing Co. 1946. Possum Poke is open to the public and a great place to hold family reunions, festivals or other special events. Contact the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce for rental information.


The Poulan Library
Valerie Merritt/Pam Nelms
City of Poulan

The City of Poulan is nested in Southwest Georgia and is home to one of the smallest library’s in the State. The small Library is placed on the National and State Historic Registers. It is open to the Public on Thursday afternoons or by appointment.

The Sumner Auditorium
706 Walnut Street
Sumner GA
Bonnie Walker

The Sumner Auditorium is being kept up and utilized in different ways. It houses the town’s City Hall and the Sumner Arts Council. The Old School is still being used for various functions in the County.

Village Community Garden

201 W Paulk Street
Sylvester GA
Sam X

The intent of the Village Community Garden is to provide food and education while meeting the needs of the community’s youth and their families. The community garden supports aeroponics technology as well as traditional agricultural practices. It is a place where youth can come to work, learn together, and engage in productive and empowering horticultural activities.

Wildlife Museum

Tyson Steel Buildings
361 Doerun Road
Doerun GA
Christie Rice
(229) 776-7588
http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/4880-tyson-steel-wildlife-museum Open Monday-Friday 8-5, but closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00. Free to Public. The museum contains animals from around the world displayed in their natural habitat. A must see!

Chamber Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 5:30pm
122 N Main Street
(229) 776–7718
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