Georgia has packed 159 counties into its borders. And while there are reasons to visit them all, the best destinations are often accidental.

Every single small town or rural corner of Georgia is oriented towards a county seat. Life still circulates around these old…and maybe refreshed…county courthouses.

The old maps we find in our parent’s and grandparent’s houses are often marked with observation and experience. The sheer number of citizens through Georgia’s history implies an overwhelming web of exploration.