Learn about Commerce Georgia!
Some points of interest include Hurricane Shoals Park which includes the first school in Jackson County, a grist mill, and a small iron foundry.
Many notable people have been born and raised in Commerce, including Spud Chandler of the New York Yankees from 1937-1947, Chris Beck of the Chicago White Sox, Terry Allen from the NFL, and Bill Anderson- a country singer and television personality, known for his song “City Lights.” Alongside these honorary names, three names who’ve made an immense impact to the state government are John Holder, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, and Dr. Lamartine C. Hardman.
If you head 70 miles southwest on I-85, you’ll reach Atlanta- the U.S. state capital of Georgia. There you’ll find the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. If you head 27 miles north, you’ll find Athens- where you can enjoy the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Being close to Athens means it’s University of Georgia Football Country and home to the Georgia Bulldogs!
Aside from various daily activities, check out some annual events provide by The City of Commerce!
Commerce Main Street and the Downtown Development Authority hosts events downtown for our community throughout the year. From PARADES to BBQ competitions to LIVE MUSIC we have a great time! These events allow us to fellowship as a community and meet new visitors.
In present day, the city is comprised of many museums and attractions such as the Taylor-Grady House, the Crawford W. Long Museum, Georgia Museum of Art, Fort Yargo State Park, and many more! Additionally, the city features delicious eateries, shopping at the Tanger Outlets and Commerce Crossing, and endless fun at Funopolis Family Fun Center- something perfect for everyone!