Back Roads & Small Towns of So. Georgia

Back Roads & Small Towns of South Georgia
Some amazing roads along this self-designed route

Smithville, Georgia

“Smithville is a city in Lee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 575 at the 2010 census, down from 774 at the 2000 census. A post office was established at Smithville in 1871. The community was named after the local Smith family. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Smithville as a town in 1863.” –

Back Roads & Small Towns of South Georgia
Rolling gravel roads near Smithville, Georgia

Plains, Georgia

“Plains is a city in Sumter County, Georgia, United States. The population was 573 at the 2020 census and it is a part of the Americus Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is best known as the birthplace of Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, who were the president and first lady of the United States respectively from 1977 to 1981. They lived in Plains both before and after their time in the White House.”

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Welcome to Plains, Georgia

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Back Roads & Small Towns of So. Georgia Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew rides a course of his own design, starting and ending in Smithville, and taking in the rural mixed-surface roads in-between. Along the way, JOM passes through the towns of Plains, Georgia, and Americus, Georgia.

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The Smiling Peanut, Plains, Georgia

Continued from Above:

Americus, Georgia

“Americus is the county seat of Sumter County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 16,230. Habitat for Humanity was founded in Americus and its international headquarters is there, as well as The Fuller Center for Housing’s international headquarters, Georgia Southwestern State University, the Windsor Hotel, The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, Cafe Campesino, and many other organizations. The city is notable for its rich history, including a large business and residential historic district.”

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The Windsor Hotel, Americus, Georgia

Additional Photos

Back Roads & Small Towns of South Georgia
Red Clay Roads
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Ribble CGR SL, Red Clay Road
Back Roads & Small Towns of South Georgia
Loose conditions on this Farm Road

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