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Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce / Development Authority  |  P.O. Box 654 Alamo, GA 30411  |  tel. 912-568-7808 
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Wheeler County 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. The People 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. Agriculture 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. Recreation 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.
  Carol Bragg
  Rhonda Cason
  Tax Commissioner
  Grace Dawkins
  Maurice Johnson
  Kim Clark
  Debbie Fountain
  Sheila Cheek, Clerk
  Sheriff’s Office
  Probate Court
  Registrar’s Office
  Mayor of Alamo
  Clerk of Superior Court
  Mayor of Glenwood
  Wheeler County Board of Commissioners
  G.M. Joiner
  Judge Jolinda Harrelson
  Keith McNeal    Rochelle Culver   Billy Cartwright
  Tax Assessor
  Wheeler County Transit
  (912) 568-7166
Elementary School
  (912) 568-7141
  Asst. Principal
  Ronda Hightower
  (912) 568-7159
  Hal Ford
Superintendent: Mark Davidson 912-568-7198
  (912) 568-1935
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  Middle & High School
  Elementary School
  50 Snowhill Road Alamo, GA 30411
  Eli DuPree
  63 South Commerce St. Alamo, GA 30411
Wheeler Country Middle & High School
Chamber Membership
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. 
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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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General Joseph Wheeler
Historical Facts - Wheeler County
Wheeler County is named for General Joseph Wheeler, a famous Confederate Cavalry leader and Major General of Cavalry in the Spanish War. Joseph Wheeler was born September 10, 1836, in Augusta, Georgia. He was only five feet five inches tall, and weighed about 120 pounds, but he reportedly fought like a bantam rooster. He was appointed to West Point from New York in 1854, when Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee was superintendent. He was the lowest in his class there, but the only one to gain fame. He was sent to New Mexico, and on the way he got into a fierce fight with Indians and won the name “Fighting Joe.” At the outbreak of war, Wheeler was a 2nd lieutenant in the Mounted Rifles, USA. He resigned in order to join the Confederate Army and in 21 months was a Major General. Wheeler fought in more than 200 engagements, had 16 horses shot out from under him, and gained a reputation for unmatched daring. Seriously wounded in a spectacular leap near Shelbyville, Tennessee, he received one of three nearly-fatal battle injuries. Captured in May, 1865, Wheeler was sent north on the boat that transported Jefferson Davis. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware on the Delaware River until June 1865. Besides being commemorated upon the Georgia map, the greatest honor bestowed upon the one-time Confederate came to him in Cuba. That’s where fellow-soldier and future president, Theodore Roosevelt, gave him, at age 63, a new nickname: “Gamecock of the U.S. Cavalry”. General Wheeler died January 25, 1906 at the age of 69 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed August 14, 1912, and ratified November 5, 1912. EndFragment
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.
Milly Troup’sGrave
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. 912-568-7183
Walt’s Auto Service Center 912-386-5271
Keen Enterprises 912-568-1766
K-Matts TL, LLC 912-423-2135
South Ga. Tool Bumper to Bumper 912-568-7830
Hilliard & Milton, LLC 229-868-5614
Ann Thompson Benjamin R. Benton Bill Burke Bill Ford Billy Humphrey Bobby Cox, Sr. Buddy Adams Cherry Smith Craig Adams David T. McNeal Dwain Bell Eileene Futral Frank Thompson G.M. Joiner Gail Ford Harry Lee Watson James Perdue Janice Mock Jim Mock Jimmy White Jody Harrelson John Futral Judith Benton
Individual Members
Keith McNeal Linda Burke Lou Phelps Lynn Johnson Mike Hayes Phyllis Adams Renae Evans Rhonda Davidson Rochelle Culver Roger Smith Sandra McNeal
Security State Bank 229-868-6431
Merchants & Citizens Bank 229-868-5656
Wheeler County State Bank 912-568-7191
The Bank of Soperton 912-529-3162
Mount Vernon Bank 912-583-2225
Aden’s Minit Market 912-568-1562  or 912-383-6250
Convenience Store
Jim Bob’s 912-523-5613
Flash Foods 1-800-673-9397 912-568-7541
Glenwood City Hall 912-523-5223
City of Alamo 912-568-7153
County/City Office
Wheeler County Extension 912-568-7138
Wheeler County DFCS 877-423-4746 Eligibility Services 855-422-4453 Child Abuse & Neglect
Board of County Commissioners 912-568-7135
Mayor - G. M. Joiner Jr.
The City of Glenwood is a family community where people still wave to each other or stop on the sidewalk to pass the time of day and catch up on the latest news.
There are several churches to choose from: Church of God Evening Light Church of God  Friendship Baptist  Glenwood Baptist  Glenwood Grove Baptist  Glenwood United Methodist Church  St. Paul AME
For a small city Glenwood has a lot to offer: Almost Paradise Salon Apple Lane/Apple Village Apartments Ashley’s Glitz & Glamour BJ’s Bait & Tackle BJ’s Beauty Salon Bran New Car Wash & Cleaners Brooks Properties Cat’s Home Care Color Struck Comcast  Dawg Ice Della’s Wash-N-Kutz Dollar General Emma’s Place Faye’s Thrift Store Fire Deparment (Volunteer) Flash Foods Get Well Drug & Dollar Gilder Timber & Storage Glenwood Fruit Stand Glenwood Housing Authority Glenwood Package Store Glenwood Self Storage Glenwood Telephone Company Goss Investments Heartland EMS Jackson Plumbing Jackson Xpert Tax Service Joiner Loan & Tax Service Megan’s Diner Nursing Home, Glenwood Healthcare, LLC PACs Wellness Police Department 2 Parks and Walking track RedBox Red & White Grocery Store Singletons’s Service Station Stewart-Rosier Funeral Home The Candle Shoppe US Post Office Wheeler County State Bank Wimpey’s Custom Cabinets
., Mayor Pro-temRay Yawn, Cynthia Kinche, Billy Thigpen, James O’Brien City Clerk - Sue ConnellDeputy Clerk -  Brenda CornettChief of Police - Randy Rigdon
City Hall is located |  20 N. W. Third Ave.  |  tel. 912-523-5223 | fax. 912-523-5257
The City of Glenwood consists of a government body made up of 6 elected officials, 1 mayor and 5 City Council Members. City Council meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at City Hall. All are welcome to attend, if you would like to speak please contact one of the clerks at least 1 week prior to scheduled meeting to be added to the agenda.
Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30
The Police Department & Volunteer Fire Department can be reached through City Hall.
Mayor - G. M. Joiner, Jr. Mayor Pro-tem - Winston K. Powell Council MembersCynthia Kinchen James T. O’Brien Winston K. Powell Billy Thigpen Wesley Ray Yawn Chief of Police - Randy Rigdon Fire Chief - Roderick Yawn
Glenwood City Hall
Oconee Fall Line Technical College 478-274-7842
Job Training Unlimited 912-568-1444
Heart of Georgia RESA 478-374-3340
Wheeler County Board of Education 912-568-7198
Alamo Fire Department 912-568-7156
Heartland EMS 478-934-1133
Air Evac Life Team 1-800-793-0010
Glenwood Fire and Rescue 912-568-5223
Little Ocmulgee State Park 229-868-7474
Lamplighter Little Theatre 912-568-1820
Sweetwater Horse Event Park 678-822-7161
Vaughn Funeral Home 229-868-6469
Funeral Homes
Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service 912-523-5700
Lowe’s Funeral Home 229-868-5070
Towns Funeral Home 912-568-7422
Farmers Furniture 229-868-6471
Lumber City Hardware912-363-4987  
Alamo Hardware Plus, Inc.912-568-1400   
Hair Salon
BJ’s Beauty Salon 912-523-2416
In Color Hair Salon 912-568-0092
Premier Heating & Air  912-523-2122
Heating & Air
Herman A. Moore Ins.229-868-6459
Wheeler County Farm Bureau912-568-7516
Stamps-Walker Agency, Inc.229-868-6454
Woodmen of the World.912-536-8617
Gilder Timber Inc.912-523-5181
Logging Timber
Carey Locke Logging912-568-7519
Alamo Lions Club 912-568-7496
United Way912-537-2776
Wheeler County Eagle 478-998-4222
Plenus System478-227-9855
Southern Signs and Shirts, LLC478-463-5050
Corrections Corp. of America 912-568-1731
Troy Wimpey Cabinet Shop 912-386-5877
iWannaChord (Piano Lessons)813-748-0517
Carol Bragg-AVON Sales229-860-0510
Get Well Drug & Dollar912-523-5096
Ryals Drug Store229-868-6735
Joy's Photography912-568-7761, 478-463-3090, 229-425-2129
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WeddingsProms Children's Portraits Family Portraits Senior Portraits
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Call for appointment   20 West Railroad Ave. Alamo, Ga. 30411 912-568-7761
Joy Youngblood
Brooks Properties 912-523-5282
Real Estate
Susan Evans Realty, LLC912-423-9291
Curry Companies478-272-2335
Pineview Investments, LLC912-568-7260
Call for available homes - 912-523-5282
Rodney & Dianne Brooks own & manage rental properties in the areas of Glenwood/ Alamo, Mount Vernon/Ailey and Vidalia. Brooks Properties has been in continual operation since 1969 offering home and commercial properties in these areas.  For convenience to tenants or anyone inquiring, an office is located at 14 NE Third Avenue in Glenwood.  Phone inquiries are welcomed. Houses are shown by appointments.  The goal is to help a potential tenant find the home that is suitable for their family's needs.
Fairway Grill229-868-7474
Bulldog Grill912-568-1420
Megan's Diner912-523-5369
Stinson's BBQ912-363-4788
Nee Nee’s Kitchen912-568-0085
Gilder Self Storage912-523-5181
Glenwood, Mt. Vernon, & Vidalia Self Storage912-523-5405
Green Door Storage 912-568-7179, 912-423-1560
Alamo Self Storage 912-568-7270
Red & White912-523-5130
Tax Prep
Joiner Loan & Tax912-523-5405
Small Loans
Little Ocmulgee EMC912-568-7171
Georgia Power229-868-2595 
Gift Shop/Florist
Country Charm Flowers & Gifts 912-568-0023
Browning Straw Company 912-568-7888
Powerline Polled Herefords912-568-7743
Bridges of Hope912-523-2510
Legacy Outdoor Ministry912-568-7125
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Cherokee Sandridge Club 21st Annual Duck Race  -  September 5, 2015
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate.Price includes duck entry, lunch, chance to win door prizes, water slides for the kids and live entertainment. Fun for the whole family! 1st Prize: $1,0002nd Prize: $5003rd Prize: $250  Lunch is served between 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  Duck race begins at 1:30 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber Office.   For more information email:   Cherokee Sandridge Club is located on the bank of the Oconee River in Wheeler County off Hwy 19 between Glenwood and Lumber City.
From I-16: Take Exit for Hwy 19 S and travel 33 miles. Turn Left onto Co. Rd 75 (Sandridge Rd - North Entrance) and travel 1.7 miles. Turn Left onto Cherokee Rd and travel 1.2 miles. (Duck Race signs will guide you from Hwy 19.) From Glenwood: Travel Hwy 19 S for 6.9 miles. Turn Left onto Co. Rd 75 (Sandridge Rd - North Entrance) and travel 1.7 miles. Trun Left onto Cherokee Rd and travel 1.2 miles. (Duck Race signs will guide you from Hwy 19.) From Alamo: Travel GA 126 E for 8 miles. Turn Left onto E Hope Church Rd and travel 1.8 miles. Turn Right onto Hwy 19 S for 1 mile. Turn Left onto Co. Rd 75 (Sandridge Rd - North Entrance) and travel 1.7 miles. Trun Left onto Cherokee Rd and travel 1.2 miles. (Duck Race signs will guide you from Hwy 19.) From Lumber City: Travel Hwy 19 N for 10.5 miles. Turn Right onto Co Rd 75 (Sandridge Rd - South Entrance) for .05 miles. Turn Left onto Co. Rd 78 for .1 mile. Continue on Co Rd 75 for 1 mile. Turn Right onto Cherokee Rd for 1.2 miles. (Duck Race signs will guide you from Hwy 19.)