Hogansville’s Tower Trail takes its name from an early 1900′s water tower located near the current Hogansville Elementary School. The tower, which resembles an old castle battlement, was never part of the city’s water system. It was used by the Hines Cannery, which made Hines Brunswick Stew and Hines Georgia Hash until the plant closed in the 1950’s. After the cannery closed, vegetation grew up around the tower over many years, until it was almost forgotten.
As part of its mission to preserve Hogansville’s heritage, the DDA conceived a walking trail around the area of the old tower. With funding from the Hogansville Charitable Trust, a grant from the Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails program, and generous financial and land donations from citizens, the walking trail is becoming a reality.
Precision Planning of Lawrence, GA, designed the walking trail and Phase I was completed in 2010. Phase I included removal of the overgrown vegetation obscuring the tower, installation of signage, and the beginning of the trail itself.
Phase II will continue the walking path, winding downhill towards Oak Street and ending near the city water plant. A parking area on Oak Street and a trailhead are also planned. Phase III of the project will connect the trail to the downtown area as well as provide for renovations to the historic amphitheater near the water tower.
Click here to see Precision Planning’s Tower Trail Rendering (pdf).
Hogansville Golf Club
115 American Legion Rd
407 Church St
Hogansville Senior Center
407 Church St
The Hogansville Gym and Senior Center are operated by the Troup County Parks & Recreation Commission. Visit them online for information about other facilities and programs in Troup County.