Greetings! And Welcome to the City of Cordele!


I hope that your visit to our community will be a great one…whether it is on this website or in person! Cordele has a lot to offer and is a diverse community that boasts it’s designation as the “Gateway to South Georgia”.


Primarily an agricultural community of South Central Georgia, Cordele is known as the “Watermelon Capital of the World” and if you ever taste our home-grown melons, you’ll understand why!  Other major crops grown in the area are cotton, peanuts and pecans.  We have a State Farmer’s Market that caters to our local farming vendors and has some of the best-tasting fruits and vegetables to be found.

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Cordele is also a great place to stop and stay!  Just 2 hours from Atlanta and 1 ½ hours from the southern state line, Cordele is the perfect location to spend a night, a weekend, or a lifetime.  We have great tourist attractions such as our Veterans State Park with Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club on site, the SAM’s Shortline Excursion Train that leaves from Historic Downtown Cordele and travels to Jimmy Carter’s boyhood home site, the Watermelon Capital Speedway, great hunting and fishing opportunities, and really great Southern Hospitality to enjoy!


Cordele is also a major transportation hub where 2 major railways intersect and Interstate Highways converge.  With the area’s natural resources, two major industrial park centers, the Cordele Inland Port designation, and major commercial corridors throughout the City, Cordele is the perfect place for industry and businesses to locate!


To be certain, Cordele is a progressive city with intentions to focus on future development and to do so effectively and efficiently!  We hope that this website will be informative, exciting, and a great place to keep up with community events.  New to the City is a 311 system for residents to communicate requests/concerns and have those issues addressed in an efficient manner.  Also new is the Calendar of Events section that will be updated daily to keep our citizens and visitors informed of everything going on in Cordele.  The City’s departments and employees are committed to provide the best of services to our area population and we look forward to the future of the Cordele/Crisp County area.  With links provided to other organizations found in our area, we hope you will be able to find out anything and everything that makes Cordele, Georgia your favorite place to be!

Thanks for visiting! Edward Beach, City Manager