Things To Do
Located in Warren County and on the Civil War Heritage Trail, Jewell is a historic community listed on the National Register of Historic Districts. The beauty of the area’s forests and the Ogeechee River attract nature lovers, and sports enthusiasts can enjoy hunting, fishing and golfing. History buffs will find many historic buildings to explore.
Now open all year long, with modern-day facilities amidst reminders of days gone by, Hamburg State Park offers a wonderful mix of history and outdoor recreation. A campground offers shaded sites along the edge of quiet Hamburg Lake fed by the Little Ogeechee River. The campground provides hot showers, water and electric hookups, and a dump station. Anglers can enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bream, as well as boat ramps and a fishing pier. Wildlife enthusiasts should look for turtles, alligators, raccoons, deer, birds and numerous other animals that live within the park. The restored 1921 water-powered gristmill is still operational and used to grind corn during events. The park’s museum is also open during events, displaying old agricultural tools and implements used in rural Georgia.
Golf is synonymous with Georgia. From renowned Augusta to the Callaway legacy, and all the beautiful public and private courses in between, Georgia offers play for every level of golfer.
Amazing courses around Lake Oconee, are a short drive away.
The community of Jewell is intrinsically imbued in the heart of golf. Ida Cason was the granddaughter of our community’s namesake, Daniel Ashley Jewell, and relative of the store’s (now the Jewell Box) original owners, Rogers and Hugh and later Roger’s son, Denham.
Ida Cason married Fuller E Callaway on April 28th 1891 in Jewell Baptist Church. Fuller was the uncle of Ely Reeves Callaway Jr., founder of Callaway Golf. The Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl is the result of a generous donation from Ely Reeves Callaway Jr., in memory of his father and his Uncle Fuller.