Oconee County, Georgia

Welcome to Watkinsville, Georgia and its beautiful neighboring communities in Oconee County.

Each year, we welcome thousands of visitors from across the Southeast and the world who travel to our community to enjoy a variety of unique events, activities, and attractions. In Oconee County, visitors can experience premier art exhibitions, historical sites, a rare Georgia covered bridge, outdoor excursions, U-pick farms, an antique trail, delicious local eateries, and so much more. Located in Georgia’s Historic Heartland region, Watkinsville is an hour east of Atlanta, 8 miles south of Athens, and 21 miles north of Madison. 

Start your trip at the Oconee County Welcome Center located in downtown Watkinsville the historic William Daniell House, circa 1790 at 1070 Founder’s Blvd, Athens, GA for suggestions on things to do, personalized group itineraries, dining recommendations, souvenirs and more. We hope to see you soon! 

Plan Your Visit

Enjoy good eats in Oconee County.

Explore the natural beauty of the great outdoors in Oconee County.

Stay in Oconee County to Relax and Unwind.

Learn about the History and Heritage of Oconee County.

Oconee Travel Journal

10 Best Stops Along Traditions Highway to Athens for UGA Game Day

There is nothing like a Saturday in Athens “Between the Hedges” to cheer on everyone’s favorite back-to-back National Champions, the Georgia Bulldogs! Whether your favorite thing to do on game day is to tailgate with friends, or cheer on the [...]

Best Tailgating Eats Along Traditions Highway 15

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Best BBQ along Traditions Highway 15

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