Seminole County is located in the extreme southwest corner of Georgia. We are a short distance from Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, Dothan, Alabama, and Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia where shopping, dining, and post secondary institutions can be found. We are a community of approximately 10,000 residents and are considered rural by definition. Seminole County is the Gateway to Lake Seminole, known nationally as one of the best bass fishing lakes in the country. Great hunting, fishing, and outdoor sporting opportunities are certainly inviting to everyone who enjoys nature at its finest. The Donalsonville Country Club provides one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in the area. We have a high proportion of doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals for a community our size, most of whom are graduates of our school system. The county has a large number of churches of various denominations that are committed to the area youth. Housing is affordable and new home construction is at an all time high.
One point of interest at Lake Seminole is the 604 acre Seminole State Park. Located 16 miles south of Donalsonville, the park features cottages, campsites, and picnic shelters, all located near the water’s edge. Visitors can also enjoy a 2.2 mile Gopher Tortoise nature trail, a wetlands boardwalk, and one of the largest Longleaf Pine forests in a Georgia State Park. Other activities include miniature golf, canoeing, and kayaking. Nearby wildlife management areas provide great duck and deer hunting.
Seminole County is part of the Chattahoochee Trace, an 18 county region in Alabama and Georgia, comprised of counties which border the Chattahoochee River. The Trace is a mecca for history buffs, campers, hunters, cyclists, and vacationers. Historic and recreational attractions within the Trace include Indian mounds, historic buildings, covered bridges and old mills, championship golf courses, lunker-filled lakes, pilgrimages, and festivals.
Donalsonville’s historic downtown district offers the best in small town shopping with a variety of gift shops and boutiques. There is a year round recreation program, several active civic organizations, and churches to suit most every denomination. In addition, there is an active Senior Citizens Center, and a public library. The Donalsonville Country Club offers an 18 hole golf course, which is open to public play.
Named twice as one of the top 100 small hospitals in the United States, Donalsonville Hospital is a state of the art medical facility with 12 doctors on staff. The facility also includes a modern Women’s and Children’s Center.
Each year during the 3rd weekend in October the Donalsonville/Seminole County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Harvest Festival, which is designed to celebrate the county’s number one industry, Agriculture. Visitors come from near and far to enjoy a parade, arts & crafts, car show, Indian artifact show, entertainment, and good southern cooked food. Other events throughout the year include the annual Spirit of Christmas Celebration, Christmas Tour of Homes, Shellcracker Tournament & Festival, 4th of July Celebration, and Bass Tournaments. In addition, the Seminole Arts Council sponsors plays and musical performances throughout the year.
Whether you’re looking to relocate, retire, or just visit, Donalsonville and Seminole County is where you need to be. Mild climate, low cost of living, and friendly people help create a way of life that, once you experience it, you won't want to leave.