Georgia Governor M.E. Thompson described Martha Berry as an inspiration to all who believe in education. Berry, a native of Rome. Georgia, dedicated her life to helping young men and women attain an education. And in 1947, Governor Thompson told the thousands of students and faculty of Berry College that he would see to it that U.S.27 would be called The Martha Berry Highway through his state.

The Georgia U.S. highway 27 Association was formed in 1994 to promote economic development along the road which runs the full length of the western portion of the state. The group has worked closely with the Georgia Department Of Transportation on their plans to four-lane the highway.

The Association encourages you to get away from the dull interstates and travel the scenic and historic Highway 27 and Alternate 27. You will discover an area steeped in Southern charm and grace mingled with historical significance and unique sites.

Our Georgia Historic Courthouse Tour pays homage to historic courthouses in 21 counties, as distinctive as each community, the structures are often a town's architectural identity. Standing with dignity and strength, these courthouses provide an anchor for community roots and growth.

There is more information about the communities along the route, and the location of each courthouse at the bottom of each courthouse page. Enjoy your visit and Y'all come back now, Y'hear?

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