Established on February 26, 1856, Hartwell, GA, serves as the county seat of Hart County and was named in honor of Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart. Boasting a population of 4,200 hardworking and good-hearted residents, the city is situated around Lake Hartwell, encompassing 55,900 acres of water and 962 miles of shoreline. Hartwell is rich in history, offering numerous historic sites and southern hospitality. Visitors can indulge in shopping, antiquing, golf, boating, fishing, and delectable cuisine. The city hosts a variety of seasonal festivals, including The Antique Boat Festival, Annual Lake Hartwell Dam Run, Pre 4th Extravaganza, Depot Days, the Spring Fever Regatta, and more, providing a vibrant and engaging experience for all.