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Waycross is the only incorporated city from Ware County and its county seat. You can visit it in Georgia, United States of America. Waycross has a population of approximately 15,000 residents, living on an area of 11.7 square miles of land. Waycross was settled in 1820 and was named Old Nine, Number Nine, Pendleton and Tebeauvile.
On March 3, 1935, the city was finally incorporated as Waycross. Famous past or present residents of Waycross include musician Gram Parsons, actor Ossie Davis, author Stanley Booth, silent film star Arthur Albertson and football players Leodis McKelvin, Don Wells and Drayton Florence. You can visit the city all through the year and you will be delighted by its beauty and wonderful attractions.
Top Attractions within Waycross
Okefenokee Heritage Center is a historical museum that depicts the story of the historical area of Okefenokee, in which Waycross is included. The exhibits of this beautiful Waycross museum include an American - Indian collection, one about the settlers of the cities in the area, one about those who raised the building in the cities, one about the black population of Waycross and one about the folk art. Guided tours are wonderful and offer a lot of informations besides that shared through the exhibits.
Laura S. Walker State Park is a beautiful park located in Waycross, in the middle of the nature, near a swamp. In it you can admire the fascinating wildlife of the area, including alligators and carnivorous plants. Within this Waycross attraction there are several recreational possibilities like golfing, fishing, boating, canoeing and biking. The name of the park comes from a writer from Georgia, who worked for the park.
Ryan's Family Steakhouse is a good restaurant you can easily find at 2330 Memorial Drive, in Waycross. The specialty of the house are the steaks and the place is always filled with families with children. If you travel with yours, this is a good place where you can all eat and be entertained.