The city of Woodbine, much to their credit, has created a wonderful public space along the banks of the Satilla River, incorporating boardwalks and an old Seaboard Coastline Railroad trestle, as well as a public boat launch. It’s also the home base for the annual Woodbine .Crawfish Festival, held each spring. If you’re ever driving along US Highway 17, you should stop here to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery.
This old trestle was repurposed as a boardwalk.
Hopefully, by seeing the positive things being done by communities along the Satilla, such as Woodbine, Georgians will realize that we must demand stricter controls on pollution. The Satilla is considered one of the most mercury-contaminated waterways in the state.
And if you live near the Satilla, or would like to know more about protecting its fragile resources, visit:
Though I can’t locate a date for this structure, it’s very similar in appearance to other Masonic Halls built in the 1890s. This would make it one of the earliest public buildings still standing in Woodbine.
The Georgia Girl Drive-In was owned and operated by Davis & Lillian White. Thanks to their son Mickey for bringing this to my attention.