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Georgia Interstate #85 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
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Georgia State Line Bordering South Carolina
Georgia State Line Bordering South Carolina
Heading southbound on Interstate 85 (I-85) out of South Carolina, you cross the Georgia State Line just the other side of the Tugaloo River Bridge at Hartwell Lake . . . Hart County Line
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Route 77 South
Exit 177 - Cities of Hartwell, GA ~ Elberton, GA.
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Franklin County Line
Franklin County is located in Northeast Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
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Georgia Welcome Center Rest Area
Just 3/4 mile past exit 177 - first Georgia rest area, southbound access only. Visitor Info available 8:30A - 5:30P. Restrooms open 7:00A - 11:00P. The stall doors are unusually long, making it difficult to determine which are occupied. Also features pet area.
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Route 17
Exit 173 - Appalachian Foothills Parkway . . . Cities of Helen, GA, and Royston, GA. Helen is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River and annually hosts Oktoberfest. Royston, hometown of baseball great Ty Cobb & home to the Ty Cobb Museum. . . . Southern Oaks Bed & Breakfast . . . Sunset Camping . . . Waffle House . . . Shoney's . . . 24 Hr RaceTrak gas stn. Access to Hart State Park; Facilities include 78 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites, 16 Walk-in Campsites, 3 Picnic Shelters. . . Access to Tugaloo State Park; Facilities include 108 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites, 5 Primitive Campsites, 7 Picnic Shelters. Nearby Attractions include Victoria Bryant State Park and Golf Course, Traveler's Rest State Historic Site, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Toccoa Falls, Hartwell Dam.
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Weigh Station

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Route 106, Route 145
Exit 166 - Cities of Carnesville, GA ~ Toccoa, GA . . . 24 Hr Echo Truck Stop.
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Route 320
Exit 164 - City of Carnesville, GA w/attractions including Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge (also known as Nail's Creek Bridge) & The Franklin County Historical Society Museum.
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Route 51
Exit 160 - Cities of Franklin, GA ~ Homer Springs, GA.
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Banks County Line

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Route 63
Exit 154 - Martin Bridge Road
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Route 15, Route 441
Route 15, Route 441
Exit 149 - Cities of Homer, GA ~ Commerce, GA ~ Banks Crossing, GA ~ Athens, GA . . . Hospital facility . . . Waffle House . . . 24 Hr RaceTrak gas stn . . . Wal-Mart, east side of exit (left turn off exit ramp) . . . Country Roy's RV Camping.
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Jackson County Line

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Route 98
Exit 147 - Cities of Commerce, GA ~ Maysville, GA . . . Williams TravelCenters Truck Stop . . . Just Past the Exit, Don't Miss the CUTE billboard for Zoo Atlanta with 3-dimensional pandas on it.
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Route 82
Exit 140 - Dry Pond Road and Holly Springs Road . . . Freightliner Sales and Service, trucks and RV's. Access to Peach State Speedway.
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Cities of Jefferson, GA and Gainesville, GA
Exit 139 - Crawford W. Long Museum honoring surgeon to first use anesthesia.
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Route 129
Route 129
Exit 137 - Cities of Jefferson, GA ~ Gainesville, GA . . . Alt to Univ of Georgia and city of Athens, GA . . . Waffle House. Access to Pendergrass Flea Market, Georgia's Largest.
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Braselton City Limit

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Route 53
Exit 129 - Cities of Braselton, GA ~ Winder, GA . . . Waffle House. Access to Fort Yargo State Park. Facilities include 40 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites, 7 Walk-in Campsites, 5 Picnic Shelters. Nearby Attractions include Hard Labor Creek State Park and Golf Course . . . Watson Mill Bridge State Park . . . Road Atlanta Racetrack . . . Lake Lanier . . . Athens, GA - home of University of Georgia . . . Chateau Elan, Northeast Georgia Visitor Information, State Botanical Gardens . . . Access to Lanier National Speedway.
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Barrow County Line

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Route 211
Route 211
Exit 126 - City of Winder, GA. Attractions include The Barrow County Museum located in the old Barrow County Jail. Access to Hotel Resort & Winery at Chateau Elan.
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Point of Interest
Just past exit 126 is a panoramic view of Chateau Elan's elegant Inn from the highway, more beautiful in winter when its lighted for the holidays.
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Gwinnett County Line

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Hamilton Mill Road/Hamilton MIll Parkway
Exit 120 - Grocery stores. Fuel services.
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Route 20
Route 20
Exit 115 - Cities of Buford, GA ~ Lawrenceville, GA . . . Lake Lanier . . . If you're headed to Mall of Georgia, head west in the first part of the exit. Access to Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River & Lake Lanier Islands.
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Rest Area
Pet area . . . vending machines . . . Hwy spreads out to 4 lanes; begin to bear left if you are heading straight through due to increasing number of on-ramps heading into the metro Atlanta area.
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Noticeable increase in traffic volume
Exit 111 - Route 317 to Suwanee, GA . . . Traffic only increases in intensity from this point until nearly past Atlanta Int'l Airport.
Waffle House
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Hospital facility
Exit 109 - Old Peachtree Road Access to Gwinnett Civic & Cultural Center, and Fine Arts Center.
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Alt access to Gwinnett Cultural & Civic Center
Exit 108 - Sugarloaf Parkway
Stay center and right here, due to anticipated incoming traffic from Route 316 on left. Access to Bass Pro Shops, Discover Mills Mall & Woodward Skateparks of Atlanta
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Route 316 East, Route 120
Exit 107 - Cities of Duluth, GA and Lawrenceville, GA . . . See Discover Mills Mall on left
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Incoming traffic on left from Route 316
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Begin HOV lane on left, restricted to passenger vehicles carrying 2 or more; motorcycles; alternative fuel vehicles.
Georgia law enforcement DOES patrol these lanes, so don't try to be sneaky!
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Pleasant Hill Road
Exit 104 - tractor trailer repair facility . . . Waffle House
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Route 378
Exit 102 - City of Lilburn, GA. . . Beaver Ruin Road . . . 24 Hr QT gas stn . . . Waffle House . . . Dave & Buster's restaurant/entertainment complex.
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Indian Trail - Lilburn Road
Exit 101 - Waffle House
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Route 140
Exit 99 - Jimmy Carter Boulevard . . . 24 Hr QT gas stn . . . Waffle House
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Pleasantdale Road, Northcrest Road
Exit 96 - See the overhead structure which comprises the northern confluence of highways I-85 and I-285. Designated locally as 'Spaghetti Junction'. Magnificent!
24 Hr Exxon . . . Waffle House
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Interstate 285 West
Exit 95B - North to Chattanooga, TN/ West to Birmingham, AL . . . . . . Route 23 . . . Buford Highway . . . City of Doraville, GA.
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Interstate 285 East
Exit 95A - East to Augusta, GA/ South to Macon, GA.
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Architectural Beauty
Like everything else, more magnificent at night.
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Chamblee-Tucker Road
Exit 94 - Waffle House . . . Access to International Village area.
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Shallowford Road
Exit 93 - City of Doraville, GA . . . Begin seeing downtown skyline . . . Waffle House
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Hospital Facility
Exit 91 - Route 23 and Route 155 . . . Clairmont Road . . . Cities of Decatur, GA ~ Doraville, GA. . . Waffle House. . . Access to DeKalb Peachtree Airport.
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Route 42
Exit 89 - North Druid Hills Road. Access to Oglethorpe University.
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Atlanta City Limit/Fulton County Line
Atlanta atraction: APEX Museum, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, CNN Center, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Carter Presidential Library & Museum, Children's Museum of Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta.
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Buckhead Area
Exit 88 - Route 400 North . . . Cheshire Bridge Road . . . Lenox Road.
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Route 13 South
Exit 86 - Peachtree Street. Access to Stately Amtrak Station in Buckhead.
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Junction I-75 North Ahead - Marietta/Chattanooga
Junction I-75 North Ahead - Marietta/Chattanooga
Even more intense traffic congestion with a 2 mile warning for I-75N. Continue to stay left if you are headed south.
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See the 'Turner Broadcasting Systems Dynasty' on both sides of the highway. The original TBS/Superstation/WTBS Ch17 on your left, the new digital broadcast facility on your right.
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Interstate 75 North
Interstate 75 North
Exit 85 - Access to City of Marietta, GA and northbound cities of Cartersville, GA ~ Calhoun, GA ~ Dalton, GA ~ Chattanooga, TN.
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17th Street, [14th Street], 10th Street -- Bridge Replacement Project & more
Exit 84 - NO ACCESS TO 14th STREET TILL SUMMER of 2009! Also, some of Techwood Drive. Keep to right in exit for 17th Street. . . .
All I-85 traffic using Exit 84 will be required to take the 17th Street ramp. At the end of the ramp, turn left & cross the 17th Street bridge to access Midtown, or turn right to reach Atlantic Station, Northside Drive and locations farther west. . . .
After the construction, there will be 2 new exit ramps: southbound to 10th Street and northbound to 17th Street. . . .
Additionally, 5 miles of I-85 between 10th St. & University Ave. are scheduled for repaving, predominantly on weekends & weeknights, further constricting travel for the foreseeable future. . . .
[Also access to Atlanta Botanical Garden, Center for Puppetry Arts, Woodruff Arts Center.]
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See on your right 1996 Olympic Village Complex on the campus of Georgia Tech, used by athletes and officials.
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Taz Anderson's Creative Spectacular Displays
Almost across the highway from each other are two architectural 'beacon(s)'. The Tower, on your left, was built in 1996 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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On left see lighted Turner Billboard
On left see lighted Turner Billboard
Exit 249D - Hospital facility . . . Route 78, Route 278 . . . North Avenue
See also on your left The Varsity, an Atlanta eating institution, marked by the sign of a big, red 'V', the world's largest drive-in featuring lots of atmosphere, celebrity photos, great burgers, dogs, and fries! Access to Centennial Olympic Park . . . Georgia Institute of Technology . . . Philips Arena . . . Georgia Aquarium.
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Williams Street
Exit 249C - Access to Georgia Dome, Home of Atlanta Falcons; Georgia World Congress Center; Georgia Aquarium; . . . World of Coca-Cola Museum, displaying the largest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
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MARTA Overpass (Atlanta's mass transit system)

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Courtland Street
Courtland Street
Exit 249A - Access to Georgia State University.
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Route 10 East
Exit 248C - Freedom Parkway. Access to Jimmy Carter Library.
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JW Dobbs Avenue
Exit 248D - Jesse Hill Drive. Access to Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and The King Center.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Exit 248A - Access to Georgia State Capitol . . . Turner Field, Home of Atlanta Braves . . . Underground Atlanta Shopping & Dining.
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Interstate 20 - High Intensity Merge!
Exit 247 - Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd
Interstate 20: Birmingham/West . . . Augusta/East
Traffic incoming from right, headed for I-85 may be crossing left. Others may be crossing right to access I-20. Stay Alert.
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Alt access Turner Field
Exit 246 - Central Avenue and Fulton Street
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University Avenue
Exit 244. Access to Atlanta Metropolitan College . . . Atlanta Technical College.
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Route 166
Exit 243 - Langford Parkway
If you are continuing south on I-85, stay in the center. 85 South will peel off to the right after this exit.
Lakewood Fairgrounds. Access to Fort McPherson US Army Garrison . . . hifi Buys Amphitheatre.
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Interstate 75 South heads to the left
Exit 242 - Interstate 85 South continues to the right . . . Atlanta Airport . . . Montgomery, AL.
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Route 19, Route 41
Exit 77 - Metropolitan Parkway
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Hospital facility
Exit 76 - Cleveland Avenue . . . City of East Point, GA.
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City Limit - Hapeville, GA
Home to the original Dwarf House Chick-fil-A, Delta Airlines Corporate Headquarters, and Wachovia's Processing Center. . . . Birthplace of Jeff Foxworthy, comedian.
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Exit 75 - Sylvan Road . . . Central Avenue . . . City of Hapeville, GA.
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Loop Road
Exit 74
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City Limit - East Point, GA
Exit 73 - Virginia Avenue . . . City of College Park, GA . . . Waffle House.
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City Limit - College Park, GA

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Camp Creek Parkway
Exit 72 - Local law enforcement regularly run radar from this area south, to about Union City. Access to Atlanta Airport . . . Georgia International Convention Center.
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Alt access Atlanta Airport
Exit 71 - Riverdale Road, Route 139
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Exit 70 - Interstate 285 West to Birmingham,AL & Chattanooga, TN/East to Augusta, GA & Macon,GA.
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Route 14 Spur, Route 29
Exit 69 - South Fulton Parkway . . . Old National Highway
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24 Hr gas stations
Exit 66 - Flat Shoals Road . . . Waffle House
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Route 138 - Union Station (formerly known as Shannon Mall)
Route 138 - Union Station (formerly known as Shannon Mall)
Exit 64 - Cities of Union City, GA ~ Jonesboro, GA . . . Waffle House.
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Route 74
Exit 61 - Cities of Fairburn, GA ~ Peachtree City, GA ~ Tyrone, GA ~ Fayetteville, GA . . . 24 Hr gas/truck stop/Waffle House/McDonald's.
Efficiency Motel open only during regular business hours . . . Peachtree City - Falcon Field Airport.
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Coweta County Line
Coweta County's many festivals & special events including historic downtown Newnan's Homemade Ice Cream Festival . . . Taste of Newnan . . . Old Town Sharpsburg Spring & Fall Festivals . . . Senoia Progressive Dinner & Tour of Homes . . . Grantville Days . . . the Lewis Grizzard Bike Ride . . . Puckett Station Arts & Crafts Festival & July 4th BBQ . . . Powers Crossroads Country Fair & Arts Festival.
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Collinsworth Road
Exit 56 - City of Palmetto,GA . . . Frank's Family Restaurant, Seafood Grill & House of Prime Rib; an outstanding dining oasis off the interstate!
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Route 154
Exit 51 - McCollum-Sharpsburg Road . . . Waffle House . . . 24 Hr Krystal burgers
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Route 34
Exit 47 - City of Newnan, GA. Tourist Info . . . Waffle House . . . birthplace of country singer Alan Jackson.
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Lewis Grizzard Highway begins

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Access to Route 16
Exit 41 - Cities of Moreland, GA ~ Greenville, GA . . . Access to Senoia, GA ~ Griffin, GA . . . 24 Hr Subway . . . Waffle House. Access to Lewis Grizzard Museum in Moreland.
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City Limit - Grantville, GA

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No amenities
Exit 35 - Route 29 . . . City of Grantville, GA.
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Meriwether County Line
Red Oak Creek flows through Meriwether County into the Flint River, named for the beautiful red oak trees that grow in this area.
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City Limit - Hogansville, GA ~ Troup County Line

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Route 54, Route 100
Exit 28 - Cities of Luthersville, GA ~ Hogansville, GA.
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Weigh Station

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Interstate I-185
Exit 21 - Access to the City of Columbus, GA. Attractions in and around Colunbus include Callaway Gardens . . . Chattahoochee RiverWalk . . . Coca-Cola Space Science Center . . . Columbus Museum . . . Jimmy Carter National Historic Site . . . National Infantry Museum . . . Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari . . . Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum . . . Providence Canyon.
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Route 109
Exit 18 - City of LaGrange, Georgia . . . Hospital facility . . . 24 Hr gas . . . Waffle House . . . LaGrange Mall. Access to Highland Marina . . . Hoofers RV Park . . . LaGrange College . . . West Point Lake.
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City Limit - LaGrange, GA

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Route 27
Exit 14 - City of LaGrange, GA . . . Waffle House.
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Route 219
Exit 13 - Waffle House, Access to West Georgia Technical College.
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Route 18
Route 18
Exit 2 - West Point Lake, GA. Access to Callaway Gardens Appalachian Mtn Preserve. . . . F.D. Roosevelt State Park, located near Callaway Gardens and the town of Warm Springs. This park is deeply rooted in the historical era of four-time President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facilities include 140 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites, 2 Picnic Shelters, Nearby Attractions include FDR's Little White House State Historic Site . . . Warm Springs Village . . . Callaway Gardens . . . Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park . . . Pine Mountain Tourism.
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Harris County Line

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Chattahoochee River

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Alabama State Line
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