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Old 05-30-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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Just thinking about the I-16 thread, I drove from Columbus to Albany a few years ago for a job interview, had never been to that corner of the state before. It was such a surprise, to find the open, rolling hills. Very nice scenery. And then driving home from a friend's house passed through again between Richland and Eufaula on GA 27, very hilly and almost small-mountains. Wouldn't mind living someplace like that...

Anyway, just pointing it out because it's not much talked about. It was a fun, relaxing drive!
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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SlowDriver, you are so right! Southwest Georgia is often times overlooked I think. I grew up near Americus and continue to believe that it is a beautiful area.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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The Piedmont region of Georgia extends from Northeast to Southwest, so that area of SW Georgia will be more hilly than an area of SE Georgia at the same latitude.



The Piedmont region is in dark green and its southern edge passes through Augusta, Macon and Columbus. Each city is further south than the next, but still has similar topography. So Albany is actually still pretty close to the Piedmont region even though it's pretty far south. And I agree, that area of the state is beautiful.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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I have noticed the small hills you mention, which is comparatively flat compared to areas from central Georgia on up. The best place in that general area to visit in South Georgia, in my opinion, is historic Thomasville.

Yes, generally speaking SW GA is largely overlooked and people just drive through it on I-75 to go to Florida.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Ive always considered I-75 the line between "SW Georgia" and just "South Georgia" - the interstate is a good 30 miles east of the Flint River basin, which along with the Chattahoochee is responsible for the rolling terrain all the way down to the Gulf. Tallahassee is VERY hilly in fact! But the entire rest of the state south of Atlanta and east of 75 drains into the Atlantic -- and is flat as a pancake!
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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Ive always considered I-75 the line between "SW Georgia" and just "South Georgia" - the interstate is a good 30 miles east of the Flint River basin, which along with the Chattahoochee is responsible for the rolling terrain all the way down to the Gulf. Tallahassee is VERY hilly in fact! But the entire rest of the state south of Atlanta and east of 75 drains into the Atlantic -- and is flat as a pancake!
Anything south of Atlanta flat as a pancake? Not so. Macon has a fair number of hills in its vicinity. It's actually a bit hilly along I-16 from Macon to Dublin, but once you pass Dublin, it flattens out considerably. Heading south on I-75, hills are detectable all the way down to around Tifton or so, but they aren't the hills that are noticeable north of Macon.
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