Known as “The Iris City,” Griffin, Georgia has it all: Southern charm, wide-open spaces, tree-lined neighborhoods, and more — all within a short drive from busy downtown Atlanta.
The University of Georgia — Griffin Campus began as one of the first state agricultural stations in 1888. The UGA Research and Education Garden is a 65-acre garden that includes a series of theme gardens.
Griffin is also the birthplace of “Doc” Holliday, a dentist who moved West after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. He gained notoriety after a gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Visitors can learn more about this famous resident at the Griffin Welcome Center’s museum.
Another historic location is the Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, which contains several hundred confederates and one union soldier. There is also a walking tour of Griffin that covers an additional 37 historic sites.
Those wanting to rent apartments in a old-fashioned Southern city close to metro Atlanta will enjoy searching in Griffin.