Hinesville has been listed in history as the home of the three signers of the United States’ Declaration of Independence: Button Gwinnett, George Walton, and Lyman Hall. Currently serving as the county seat of Liberty County, the town of 30,400 is also considered the Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area’s principal city. The city is located just alongside the pristine Atlantic Coast, which contributes to an abundance of waterways and coastal streams. The city is known for its wildlife, wild hogs, deer, majestic oaks, and tall pine trees, making it an excellent ground for hunting and camping.
A favorite spot among tourists is the Old Liberty County Jail. Built in 1882, the attraction contains modern conveniences of fireplaces, plumbing, and running water. The jail was used until the 1970s, and is currently serving as a prime tourist destination. Fort Stewart features several shops, ranging from military clothing sales and barber shops to troop brigades, vision centers, and game stops.
Best Hotel Accommodations
For a truly winning vacation in flourishing Atlanta, the Country Inn and Suites is an affordable selection. Its easy access to the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority allows guests to visit any part of the city with ease and convenience. Business travelers will find it easy to visit the Georgia World Congress Center. Guests will find ample shopping, dining, and entertainment at the Underground Atlanta shopping center. After a day touring the city, guests can relax in comfortable rooms with amenities such as high speed internet and cable television. Other options include Knights Inn, Best Western, and Econo Lodge. Book your Hinesville Hotels with Reservations.com.
- Liberty County was established in 1777, and has been used as an area for musters and drills. Having invested in naval stores, Liberty County was already prosperous. Hinesville also had products of cotton, rice, and indigo early on.
- During the Civil War, a series of skirmishes happened in and around town. After the Civil War took place, the county was left in a chaotic state. Though several efforts were made to restore the city’s wealth, Hinesville remained a small, sleepy village throughout the late 18th century. The town eventually recovered in the mid-20th century. Hinesville eventually became known as Zoomtown, with several roads filled with novelty, fast-food, and gambling stores. The opening of Fort Stewart helped the city to further progress.
Exploring the City
Hinesville is served by an extensive network of transportation options. Tourists can arrive into the city through either Delta or Eastern Air Lines at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airport is just a few miles west of the city; tourists can take a taxi to downtown for as much as $28. A train station can also be found along Seaboard Coastline Drive. Hinesville’s downtown area and historic district is best explored either on foot or by bike, but if you want to explore further out, the CAT or Chatham Area Transit operates free shuttle services. The Chatham Area Transit runs through the City Market, the waterfront, downtown, and the visitor center. The city’s visitor center also offers countless complimentary walking tours, while horse-and-carriage-tours may cost more than $10.