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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Taken: April 19, 2009
Caption: Toombs County Marker at the Courthouse
Additional Description: Toombs County is most famous for its sweet Vidalia onions, the state vegetable of Georgia. In fact, Vidalia is known as the "Sweet Onion Capital of the World." Plain onion seeds, when planted in the sandy loam soil of Toombs County, grow onions that are sweeter and juicier than the average onion.
The Ladson Genealogical Library, located in Toombs County, is one of the largest of such libraries in the Southeastern United States.
The Altamaha River forms the county's southern border.
Some of the special events in Toombs County are the Vidalia Onion Festival, held every spring, the Southeastern Georgia Soapbox Derby, and the Franklinia Playhouse.
Submitted: April 24, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p60505
File Size: 0.521 Megabytes
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