Wheeler Country Chamber of Commerce / Development Authority | P.O. Box 654 Alamo, GA 30411 | tel. 912-568-7808
"Celebrate the Beauty of Wheeler County"
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Wheeler County was Established in 1912 and was the 146th county formed in Georgia. The county was named for General Joseph Wheeler, who served in the Confederate Cavalry and later as a U.S. Army officer in the Spanish-American War.
A deep sense of community runs through Wheeler County. The simple life offers the opportunity to really know your neighbors and the town. It’s warm, caring people like these who created the reputation of Southern hospitality known the world over.
The rural landscape is lined with a variety of farms, fields and pasture land. From Vidalia onions to herds of cattle, agriculture continues to play an important role in Wheeler County.
While the charming parks and the abundance of nature make Wheeler County a great place for families, the outdoorsman can find it all! When it comes to hunting, the acres and acres of forest land make a perfect habitat for many game species. Anglers find opportunity in the beautiful lakes, streams and rivers where an abundance of fish lay in wait.
Wheeler County is home to Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge, a 1,360 acre park featuring camping, cottage, full service restaurant and a 60 room hotel style lodge. Inside the park you’ll find Wallace Adams Golf Course with its breathtaking surroundings. Loblolly pines, magnolias and the willows line the impeccable fairways. The lodge and restaurant have made this a true golf destination for many years.
Sheila Cheek, Clerk
Mayor of Alamo
Clerk of Superior Court
Mayor of Glenwood
Wheeler County Board of Commissioners
Judge Roy Braswell
Keith McNeal Rochelle Culver
Wheeler County Transit
Superintendent: Mark Davidson 912-568-7198
Middle & High School
50 Snowhill Road Alamo, GA 30411
63 South Commerce St. Alamo, GA 30411
Wheeler Country Middle & High School
Thank you for your interest in joining the Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to promote county unity and to work together toward common goals, build and support existing businesses, assets, and opportunities, and improve the overall quality of life for the citizens of Wheeler County.
Benefits of Chamber membership include ribbon cuttings for new businesses, monthly meetings, Member of the Month Program, Chamber webpage, the Annual Business Meeting, Annual Chamber Banquet and a Hometown Shopping Program. We are also active in many other civic and community related events.
Annual Dues: $25.00 - Individial Membership
$50.00 - Business Membership (1-5 employees)
$100.00 - Business Membership (6 or more employees)
Please complete all information on the Membership Form and return to our office along with your check.
Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce Development Authority 6 West Railroad Avenue
P.O. Box 654
Alamo, GA 30411 912-568-7808
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Historical Facts - Wheeler County
Wheeler County is named after Confederate General Joseph Wheeler The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed August 14, 1912, and ratified November 5, 1912. Joseph Wheeler Born September 10, 1836 (Augusta, Georgia) Died January 25, 1906 (aged 69) Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
An additional motto, In God We Trust, appears under these elements as a sign of national loyalty to the United States. Positioned within the canton is a circle of 13 white stars, symbolizing Georgia as one of the original Thirteen Colonies.
The current flag of the U.S. state of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. The flag has three stripes consisting of red and white, with the state's coat of arms (taken from the state seal) on a blue field in the upper left corner. In the coat of arms, the arch symbolizes the state's Constitution and the pillars represent the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The words of the state motto, "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation," are wrapped around the pillars, guarded by a male figure dressed in Colonial attire dating back to the American Revolution, with a drawn sword representing the defense of the Constitution.
A little more than one hundred years ago, in the days of slaves and masters, and in the days when the North and South were fighting a decisive war about slavery, a young Negro woman was buried in Wheeler County, and a tree planted by her master to shade her grave. The slave, Milly Troup, was the housekeeper for the master of Mitchell Place, Governor Troup's plantation, located about 3 miles south of Glenwood on State Route 19.
According to legend, one day while the master was away on a trip, Milly became ill from food poisoning. She died a few hours after she was stricken. When her master returned the next day, he had her buried near the house and planted an oak sapling near the grave. He gave orders that the tree was never to be cut down, but left to shade her grave for all the years to come. Today in accordance with its planter's instructions, the huge tree, standing majestically in an open field, shades the girl's grave. An aged, unkept tombstone marks the grave. The inscription reads, "Sacred to the memory of Milly Troup who departed this life on the 8th day of Oct., 1863 - Aged 22 years. She died a perfect Christian, trusting her Lord, Jesus Christ. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." A wreath carved at the top of the stone bears the initials, "M.T.”
The mammoth tree now stands in an open field a monstrous thirty feet in circumference with several branches, which are in themselves the size of an average oak, engulfing two-thirds of an acre.
Adapted from "Brief History of the Area Now Known as Wheeler County" written by Michael A. Morrison.
Clark, Russell Atty.
Sumner & Avery LLC
Nichols, Cauley & Associates
Hilliard & Milton, LLC
Buddy AdamsCraig Adams
Benjamin R. Benton
Bobby Cox, Sr.
David T. McNeal