Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia
Thomas County Courthouse
Nickname(s): 
"T-Ville", The City of Roses, The Rose City, Beacon Hills (original name)
Location in Thomas County and the state of Georgia
Location in Thomas County and the state of Georgia
Thomasville, Georgia is located in the United States
Thomasville, Georgia
Thomasville, Georgia
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 30°50′11″N 83°58′42″W / 30°50′11″N 83°58′42″W / 30.83639; -83.97833UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
31700-31799
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-76224[2]
GNIS feature ID0333216[3]
Websitehttp://www.thomasvillega.com
https://thomasville.org/

Thomasville is the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, United States. The population was 18,413 at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second largest city in southwest Georgia after Albany.[4]

The city deems itself the "City of Roses" and holds an annual Rose Festival. The city features plantations open to the public, a historic downtown, a large farmer's market, and an oak tree from about 1680 at the corner of Monroe and Crawford streets.[5]

History

Thomasville was founded in 1825 as seat of the newly formed Thomas County. It was incorporated as a town in 1831 and as a city in 1889. The community was named for Jett Thomas, a general in the War of 1812.[6]

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