Fargo, Georgia

Fargo GA Welcome Sign Gateway to the Okefenokee Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Fargo is one of the most isolated towns in Georgia. And with a population under 400, it’s definitely got a small town feel. Its isolation is what I like best about it, but amazingly, it has a restaurant and nice motel.  The people are friendly, the natural scenery is unparalleled, and the Okefenokee Swamp and  Suwannee River are just waiting to be explored.


Filed under --CLINCH COUNTY GA--, Fargo GA

16 responses to “Fargo, Georgia

  1. Janet Brown

    I’ve always heard that Fargo got its name because it is about as far as you can go and still be in Georgia. Also, Plum Nelly in the northern part of the state is plum out of Tennessee and nelly out of Georgia.

  2. Geraldine Smith Beavers

    I was raised a Midway School just outside Homerville, Ga. my mother and dad was Oswald and Edna Smith I am one of the twins Geraldine and Caroldine!!!

  3. love the stories the commenters have posted: need to visit Fargo again

  4. Albert Thigpen

    I worked my way through college as a guide in the Okefenokee at Stephen C. Foster State Park. I loved the time I spent there, wonderful place, wonderful.people, wonderful memories.

  5. Geoff Jacobs

    We travel through Fargo quite a bit going to and from Florida to see about my parents (since deceased). For some reason, the FIRST time I laid eyes on this town, I fell in love with it!! It was clean, beautiful, I didn’t see any thugs hanging or walking the streets, no loud music, abandoned homes or cars, etc… I loved the trees, the moss, grass everywhere, beautiful river and NO TRAFFIC!!! I told my wife that we needed to move there, ASAP, for my sanity, blood pressure and peace of mind!
    Congratulations, Fargo! You have the PERFECT town! Do you need a Police Chief?

  6. Lea Ann Weatherford

    My mom Dollie Mae Lee was born up the Okeefenokee and went to school in Fargo, when I was a child I visited and as an adult love GODS country so peaceful.

  7. I spent a lot of my childhood at my Grandfather’s and Grandmother’s house on Woodpecker Route. His name was Jim Shirley and her name was Arrie Dell Shirley. They are both buried at Boney Bluff Primitive Baptist Church. He would take me to Lem Griffis’ house and we would fish in the swamp. Then he would take me to Mr. “Jaybird” Cone’s Barber Shop to get my haircut. Many childhood memories are wrapped up around this small town and we still have our family reunion in the swamp.

  8. Scott Colburn

    It’s Home Sweet Home. I travel all over the US, it’s beautiful! But there’s no place like HOME!

  9. Frank Turbeville

    I have been to Fargo,Ga several times. My wife’s family is from Fargo. I love the area. I think this would be a great place to retire too when my time comes to hang up my boots.

  10. Stayed in Fargo at an old fish camp near the Swanee in the 80’s with my sons. Between navigating a motorized john boat for the first time and being among the gators, my most memorable and dangerous adventure. My boys were 7 and 9 at the time. However, took some incredible pictures of the beautiful scenery and have many stories to tell. .

    • Creasie Smith

      I live here in Fargo. I love seeing that others appreciate our small, close-knit town. A place where everyone knows each other, and are ready to lend a helping hand when needed. I still love seeing pictures of this town, even though I see this same landscape everyday. The Suwannee River Cafe, Suwannee River Outfitters, and the local gas station are all awesome, and very informative towards tourists. And there’s no other place like the Okefenokee Swamp!!!

      If you ask me, there’s no better place to live!!!!!

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