Where History, Art & Southern Hospitality Meet.

Welcome to Watkinsville, Georgia and its beautiful neighboring communities in Oconee County.  Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors from across the Southeast and the world who travel to our community to enjoy a variety of unique events, activities, and attractions. In Oconee County, visitors can experience premier art exhibitions and local art studios, one of Georgia’s rare covered bridges, U-pick farms, an antique trail, luxury accommodations, delicious local eateries, and so much more! Located in Georgia’s Historic Heartland region, Watkinsville is an hour east of Atlanta, 8 miles south of Athens, and 21 miles north of Madison.

Start your trip at the Oconee County Welcome Center located in Downtown Watkinsville for suggestions on things to do, personalized group itineraries, directions, dining recommendations, and more. We hope to see you soon!

21 N. Main Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677 | 706-769-5197 | welcomecenter@oconee.ga.us

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