CITY OF THOMASVILLE RECEIVES GRANT FROM WILLIAMS FAMILY FOUNDATION

At its regular meeting on September 27th, the Thomasville City Council unanimously approved the acceptance of a grant from the Williams Family Foundation of Georgia, Inc. for the purchase and installation of historic sidewalk plaques for the 200 block of West Jackson Street. The plaques are a part of the City’s continued effort to honor the West Jackson Street historic district, known locally as The Bottom. “We are extremely appreciative of the generosity of the Williams Family...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE SEEKING MEMORIES OF WEST JACKSON STREET

In its continued effort to honor the West Jackson Street historic district, known locally as The Bottom, the City of Thomasville is partnering with the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, the Thomasville History Center, and Pebble Hill to gather memories from current and former community residents that remember when the area was the primary shopping and social destination for African Americans. “We ask the community to share their written memories and photos of The Bottom so that we may...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE HOSTS PREMIERE OF DOCUMENTARY ON THE BOTTOM AT THE RITZ AMPHITHEATER

From the early 1900s through the 1970s, the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street, known locally as The Bottom, were the heart of Thomasville’s African American community. On Friday, June 11th, as part of the continuing effort to honor this historic district, the City of Thomasville will premiere ‘The Bottom: Stores and Stories of West Jackson Street,’ a documentary that provides history, memories, and reflection of the district through the eyes and hearts of members of the...



THOMASVILLE RECEIVES DOWNTOWN AWARDS

Members of the City of Thomasville recently accepted two awards from the Georgia Downtown Association. The awards were in recognition of the Creative District Vision Plan and the West Jackson Streetscape Project. According to City Manager Alan Carson, these awards represent the efforts of many in the community who believed in the vision for the area of West Jackson Street known as The Bottom District. “These awards are something that all of Thomasville can be proud of, because it...