an Indian village of note in pioneer days, was located on the Flint
River in Worth County. For years it had the only post office in that
section of the state.
Until just a few years ago, Warwick had schools, a train running through it with a depot that connected Cordele to Albany, and several businesses that do not exist anymore.
December 20, 1853 * Population: 21,967 * Total Area: 569.8 Square
Sylvester (County Seat), Poulan, Sumner, Warwick, * Website: www.worthcounty.com * Address: 201 N Main Street, Sylvester, Georgia 31791-2100 * Phone: (229) 776-8200, Fax: (229) 776-8212
Named after General David
Blackshear, who built Fort Early here in the War of 1812, Lake
Blackshear was created in 1930 when the Flint River was dammed to
provide cheap electricity.
The Lake borders five counties, contains approximately 8,500 acres, has 77 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 20 feet and its average width is ¾ mile. It spans about 15 miles, from Warwick northward.
North of Warwick, (on Hwy 280
between Americus and Cordele) is Georgia Veterans Memorial Park, an
8,700-acre park on the banks of Lake Blackshear. Established
as a permanent memorial to the U. S. Veterans who served, fought, and
died for freedom, “Vets Park” contains a museum of tanks and
aircraft from previous wars, hosts annual fireworks on the fourth of
July, and welcomes travelers year round at the campgrounds, cabins or
|The Grits Festival - Warwick|
|Second Saturday in April|
|Cordele GA late in June, beginning of July|
|Other Local Festivals|
|Sylvester Peanut Festival - First Weekend in October|
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