Community Info

Butts County

Community Information

Butts County was formed in 1825 and was named after Captain Samuel Butts, an honored war veteran of the time.  Butts County, located in the heart of Georgia, is a vital, growing community located just 40 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport near Atlanta and 40 miles north of Macon. Interstate 75 runs through the western edge of the county, supported by two major interchanges at Highways 16 and Highway 36.  With a population of 25,000 and growing every day, Butts County is becoming the place to live, work and recreate while still maintaining country charm and atmosphere.

Butts County has three Incorporated Cities: Jackson, (county seat), Jenkinsburg, and Flovilla.  Butts County hosts the oldest Georgia Power impoundment in the state of Georgia- 4400 acres of clean water and recreation at Lake Jackson-built in the early 1900’s.  Additionally, Indian Springs State Park, located in Flovilla, is one of the oldest state parks in the United States.

Jackson, the county seat hosts over twenty eating establishments, five of which, are national chains.  Jenkinsburg, Flovilla and Indian springs also offer unique dining experiences as well, at locally owned and operated restaurants.  Butts County is also home to World Famous Fresh Air Barbeque which celebrated its 80th birthday in 2009 and to Buckner’s Restaurant a land mark known for its fried chicken all over Georgia.

The Civil War Heritage Trail goes through parts of Butts County and is designated by memorial markers. Butts County is also the location of Georgia’s Center of Population, with a surveyor’s marker located near Lake Jackson placed by the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia.

Butts County has been designated as a Signature Community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, which means they are serious about quality planning and development.  It is also an “Entrepreneur Friendly Community” committed to helping small businesses succeed.

The administration of Butts County cooperates and provides assistance to new businesses in an effort to enhance their local operations.  It also offers assistance in developing infrastructure to attract quality new industry consistent with Butts County’s overall development plan, making Butts County an attractive location for Commercial enterprise.

The Board of Commissioners, Development Authority, Water Authority and Chamber of Commerce stand ready to assist commercial and industrial concerns, looking for a new home.  With easy interstate access, proximity to both Atlanta, Macon and Hartsfield International Airport, Butts Co. is the place to be!

Community Services:

  • Recreational facilities abound including Daughtry Park, Butts County Rec Dept., Jackson Lake, Indian Springs State Park, High Falls State Park, Dauset Trails Nature Center
  • Seven 24/7 Fire/EMS stations with ISO rating of 6.0
  • Seven Recycling Centers manned 12 hours daily
  • Riverview Business Park located at Hwy 36 and I-75. Highway 42 Business Park located 2 miles south of Jackson.
  • Butts County Water and Sewer Authority provides water for 80% of the unincorporated county. Both Hwy 36 and Hwy 16 at I-75 have sewer capacity.
  • Sylvan Grove Hospital is a 25 bed primary care hospital, with excellent Emergency Services.
  • Excellent School System with three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Further educational opportunities exist in nearby colleges including UGA, GA Tech, Clayton State College and University, Griffin Technical College Butts County Center, and Gordon College.
  • Planned growth through the Community Services Department with a comprehensive Land Use Plan.
  • Old South Charm prevails in this urban/rural community.

Macon / Bibb County

Community Information

Macon is located slightly southeast of the center of the state.  It is located between Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, and Albany.  Macon is a part of the Historic South, “an area which mixes a rich cultural heritage of music and literature with bountiful agriculture, landmarks of the past, and a calendar filled with entertaining festivals of all sorts.

Macon’s character is undoubtedly New Southern, a fascinating blend of progressive thinking and respect for history.  The diverse population of Macon maintains the steadfast course for a strong and safe community, continually looking to improve its impressive quality of life.  The area’s leaders continue to work toward expanding the industrial economy and they predict considerable growth well into the century.

Macon is bustling with economic development and still values tradition. Several annual events create and strengthen bonds within the community.  These events include the Cherry Blossom Festival, Mid Summer Macon, and the Georgia State Fair.  Macon is also home to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.