On behalf of the City Council and staff, welcome to the official website of the City of Eatonton, Georgia!  Our community is rich in antebellum history and also offers its residents all the modern services they demand.  Eatonton was the home of celebrated authors Alice Walker (The Color Purple) and Joel Chandler Harris, who wrote the beloved children’s fables of Uncle Remus, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock.  Eatonton remains a hub for local artists and features many cultural attractions, including one of the finest performing arts facilities in the State, our Plaza Arts Center. Today we offer our residents a vibrant, active lifestyle; our businesses a supportive place to grow; and our visitors a memorable experience while they are here.

Our website has been recently redesigned to better inform you about the many activities of the city. Within this site, you’ll find council documents, news and events, and information on community services, downtown revitalization activities and various other projects that are enhancing the City of Eatonton. Our city staff is here to serve you so don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by and say “hello.” We invite you to come see historic Eatonton! It’s a great place to be and great time to be here!

- Mayor John Reid
Interesting Facts
  • The City is named after William Eaton (1764-1811), a General in the U.S. Army and Diplomat to Tunis.
  • Eatonton is located between two lakes: Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair.
  • Eatonton is the birthplace of Chick-fil-a founder Truett Cathy, authors Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock, and original Tuskegee Airman Hiram A. Little.
Resident Services

Resident Services

Find out more about residential services provided by the City of Eatonton and its partner agencies.

Council Documents

Council Documents

Search for council documents including agendas, information packets, and minutes from official meetings.


View press releases, news, and other announcements from the City of Eatonton.