Eatonton Main Street

The beautiful town of Eatonton, GA is located in Putnam County, part of Georgia's Lake Country. Eatonton Main Street, Inc., is part of the national Main Street America, a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  We "share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development."


Eatonton Main Street represents and promotes the diversity of our downtown businesses and supports organizations and individuals that have an interest in or ownership of them.


Our role is to:

  • act as a hub for relevant news, resources, knowledge and good practices

  • raise the profile of and support the economic well-being of businesses in Downtown Eatonton through various programs - such as our  Façade Grant Program 

  • support our community by hosting festivals, events and partnerships

Eatonton Main Street's Mission:
To encourage the preservation of Eatonton’s

historic and cultural character through awareness,

business development, events, and by using

Main Street’s Four Point Approach.

Eatonton Main Street's Vision:
Downtown has small town charm with successful

businesses and happy customers. Eatonton Main

Street will encourage sustainable growth, tourism,

revitalization and preservation of traditional

architecture to enhance downtown.

Eatonton Main Street has been helping revitalize the Downtown commercial districts since 1999. It has gone through name changes, so you may know it as Better Hometown or Main Street.

We share both a commitment to place and to building a stronger community through preservation-based economic development by using the guiding principles of Design, Promotion, Organization, and Economic Vitality developed by the National Trust For Historic Preservation.

How We Function

The Eatonton Main Street Advisory Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm in The Hut, located at 400A W. Marion St., Eatonton, GA.


The next meeting will be held at 6:00pm, 

Meeting Date TBD. Location TBD.

Eatonton Main Street Advisory Board


While the Main Street Manager is a city employee, all members of the Main Street Advisory Board are volunteers. You do not need to be a board member or live in the downtown to help out. We are always looking for people to work on various tasks and events, and enjoy working with a variety of people with diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences. If you're interested in helping out regularly or just once in a while, click here to sign up or send an email to and let us know what you'd like to do!

Eatonton Main Street 2019-22Annual Work Plan

Our board met earlier this year to craft a three year strategic plan, or work plan, as Main Street calls is. This detailed plan includes input from the public on what they want to see happen with our downtown. Below are the high-level goals, or transformational strategies. You can also download the entire plan here.

Eatonton Main Street District

The boundary of the downtown business district is as follows:

This area shall encompass the downtown area around the Courthouse Square and shall be bounded as follows:

            a) On the South by Oak Street

            b) On the East by Grand Avenue

            c) On the West by N. Lafayette Street

            d) On the North by the intersection of N. Jefferson Avenue and N. Maple Avenue

Any property on the road frontage and the interior area is considered the downtown business district and are subject to this district's requirements. All of these areas surround the Courthouse Square.

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