Bainbridge City Hall is located at 101 South Broad Street, Bainbridge, GA 39818.
Bainbridge [‡], a small town located in the southwest corner of Georgia, sits on the banks of the Flint River. Bainbridge is a city that is proud of its history and heritage and has built a reputation on making southern hospitality a way of life.
Long before Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto set foot on what is now Decatur County soil in 1540, the early Seminole Indians thrived on the bluffs along the Flint River. They believed very strongly that their souls were intertwined with the “soul” of the land—that where they were was a part of who they were.
Many of the people that now live in Decatur County understand exactly what the Seminoles must have felt. In fact, there are direct descendants from those same Native Americans that count themselves residents of Decatur County. To us all, this wonderful place is much more than geography—it is a part of who we are.
Bainbridge and Decatur County has seen generations of Southerners witness the evolution of our magnificent landscape. Our history is rich with Indian lore, scarred by battle, and blessed with beautifully preserved monuments that honor the changes that our area has experienced over its long history.
‡ Bainbridge Georgia Local Historic District Design Guidelines, 2009, www.bainbridgecity.com, accessed January, 2019.