What About Oconee County Makes this River Walk Experience Different
Oconee County, originally almost entirely an agricultural community, has developed with the county wide caption “preserving the historic looking to the future”. This county mantra has been backed up time and time again with important county recognitions. Oconee county was recognized by Progressive Farmer Magazine as one of the “best places to live in rural America,” ranking second and third in this classification for the past two years, (only one other county made the list two years in a row). Oconee further was named the #1 best place to live in the rural southeast. At the same time, Georgia Trend magazine and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia selected Oconee as one of the top eight counties in Georgia (There are 159 counties in Georgia) to win the Georgia County of Excellence Award.
Oconee County has many outstanding features that will make this river walk unique. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the county is its citizens, who know and appreciate Oconee County’s uniqueness and strive every day to preserve and enhance the many attributes of the county.
Heritage Park itself (from which the river walk is accessed) contains structures, including the South Central School, (which was just moved there), which are being refurbished and preserved for citizens and visitors to the park.