The City of Grovetown was chartered by the Georgia Legislature and officially incorporated in 1881. The name of the small village purportedly came from the Old Grove Baptist Church that was founded in 1808. A Southern poet famous in the post-Civil War era, Paul Hamilton Hayne, moved to Copse Hill in the 1860s. As a man of letters, Hayne solicited the postal service to establish the Grovetown post office. The first U.S. mail service was inaugurated in Grovetown on September 28, 1877 with Charles Clifford as postmaster. Mr. Clifford was also the train depot agent and the owner of the corner store. With the construction of Camp Gordon in 1942, Grovetown experienced rapid growth—no longer the small agricultural town. Camp Gordon, later Fort Gordon, took advantage of the railroad and many military families looked to Grovetown for housing. Gradually more and more retired military saw the benefits of living in this small town, and population began to grow and stabilize.
On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Grovetown. The July high is around 91 degrees. The January low is 30. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 30 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.
Grovetown’s close proximity to Augusta, Ga positions it roughly half way between the State Capitol of Georgia and South Carolina State House. Grovetown’s location in south central Columbia County also places it at the edge of the developing urbanized area of metropolitan Augusta. Grovetown is quickly becoming the desired place to call home for our amazing military families.