The Battle of Griswoldville occurred on November 22, 1864. It was fought near the industrial town of Griswoldville that contained a Confederate pistol factory and other mills. Confederate militia forces under Gen. Pleasant Philips attacked Union forces in a pitched battle. The Union army repulsed the attack and the militia retired with numerous casualties. The battle was a Union victory, but the bravery of the Georgia militiamen who charged repeatedly into heavy fire, many of whom were older men and youths too old or too young for regular military service, is not forgotten.
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The Rock Hawk/Oconee Archery Range is located on Oconee Wildlife Management Area in Putnam County. There are static targets and a 3-D trail within walking distance.
The Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) is a partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The 30,000-square foot facility is open to the public and equipped to serve a variety of shooting sports interests.
Gaither WMA is a newly leased property, made available to the public through the cooperation of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, which opens for the fall 2018 small game and deer hunting season.
This 2,129-acre tract is located in Newton County has 2 regular deer quota hunts, and 1 youth deer quota hunt. The quota hunt application deadline has already passed for the season.
Beautiful Dames Ferry is the only campground at 3,600-acre Lake Juliette, a crystal-clear lake formed by the Ocmulgee River. Many of the campsites have magnificent waterfront views. Anglers can cast a line for bream, crappie, largemouth bass, striped bass, redear and perch. Boating is limited to 25 horsepower motors. Nearby is the small town of Juliette made famous in the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” The campground is overseen by nearby High Falls State Park.