Welcome To Cordele-Crisp County! The Watermelon Capital of the World
Cordele-Crisp County has all of the “small town” charm and “southern hospitality” you hope to find in a South Georgia community and is easily accessible from I-75. Comfortable neighborhoods with shade covered drives, Victorian and Federal style homes, and an active downtown district are only a few of the amenities which make Cordele an ideal place to live. The Crisp County School System and Crisp Academy are a source of pride for the citizens of Cordele and Crisp County. Higher education is provided by Darton College and South Georgia Technical College, where students are prepared to enter the work force.
Cordele has retained its agricultural roots and this important sector continues to play a large part in its success today, as agriculture is the number one economic driver in the county. As Watermelon Capital of the World, Cordele is vibrant during the summer as the watermelon crop is harvested and shipped nationwide. The community’s annual Watermelon Days Festival is just one of the reasons to visit our community. In addition, we are home of Lake Blackshear, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Historic SAM Shortline Excursion Train, Lake Blackshear Resort, Crisp Motor Sports Park, Cordele State Farmer’s Market, and the Cordele Inland Port. Locals and visitors alike enjoy golfing on two picturesque courses, water activities at the Lake, a variety of sports at the recreation department and arts and entertainment. We even have our own 110’ Titan Missile, which is a landmark for our community on I-75.
For more than 50 years Crisp Regional Hospital and Crisp Regional Health Services has served the medical needs of the area. Qualified and caring physicians, along with modern technology, provide the Crisp County region with quality healthcare.
We invite you to come for a visit or stay for a lifetime!