Telfair County

Welcome to Telfair County!

Telfair County has five cities, Jacksonville, Lumber City, McRae-Helena, Milan and Scotland, that are rich in history.

The mild climate throughout the year provides unlimited opportunities for recreation. Telfair’s creeks and rivers provide for bountiful fishing and water activities. Hunters delight in the dove, quail, wild turkey, deer and small game.

The county’s rural roads provide a pleasant mixture of gently rolling hills dotted with our number one natural product – pine trees and other country-side views. In the summer, the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle adds to a delightful evening ride.

Cultural activities are prevalent in Telfair County. As with many small towns, church activities are an important way of life for Telfair with over 100 churches, some having originated in the mid 1800’s.

Historical homes and sites are very prominent throughout Telfair. In addition, the Telfair Museum of history displays items of historic agriculture, naval stores, timber occupations and modes of transportation. Items displayed relate to Telfair’s communities, notable individuals and families, record setting hunting and fishing, Indians native to the area, historic schools and cemeteries.

Parades, festivals and other outdoor events are held throughout the year which includes the well-known Peaches to the Beaches Yard Sale.


Paula Anderson
Telfair County Chamber of Commerce
9 East Oak Street
McRae-Helena, GA 31055


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