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Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park

1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122, USA

The park features a variety of natural and cultural resources, including the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a Civil War-era textile mill. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's forces burned the mill and the surrounding town during their campaign for Atlanta in 1864. The factory's female workers were deported to the North.

 

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Directions

From I-20 west take exit 44 (Thornton Road) and turn left onto Camp Creek Parkway. Go 0.25 mile and across bridge to Blairs Bridge Road; go about 2 miles to a four-way stop. Turn left on Mount Vernon Road, which leads into the park. The park office is the first left after you cross the bridge.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, food, gift shop, boat rentals, trails.

Regular Events

September: New Manchester Day; June: arts and crafts festival.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

$5 parking

Hours

Park: 7am - sunset, Visitor Center/Office Hours: 9am - 5pm

Phone

770-732-5871

Website

http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek »

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