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Cairo (pronounced "Kay-Row" in southern language) was incorporated in 1870 and designated as the county seat when Grady County was officially formed in 1905. Grady County takes its name from Henry W. Grady, the famous orator and journalist.


Welcome to Cairo GA
Bainbridge State College
Southern Regional Tech College
Valdosta State
Thomas University
Tallahassee Community College
Florida State University
Ga SouthWestern State University
Albany State University
Darton State College

Primary and Secondary Education

Grady County offers an excellent public school system with five elementary schools, one middle school, one alternative school, and Cairo High School.  

Schools include:

  •  Cairo High School

  •  Eastside Elementary School

  •  Northside Elementary School

  •  Shiver Elementary School

  •  Southside Elementary School

  •  Washington Middle School

  •  Whigham Elementary School



 Post Secondary Education

We are just 15 minutes away from the Southwest Georgia Technical College main campus in Thomasville, Georgia with a recently constructed 8,700 square foot SWGTC satellite facility in Cairo on US 84 West. Other nearby colleges and universities are:

Grady County Schools

Downtown Cairo

Downtown Cairo is lovely with a variety of nice shops and restaurants to enjoy at your leisure. Our Roddenbery Memorial Library, the Zebulon Theatre (built in the late 30s and refurbished over the past three years), Regional Community Center and Grady County Museum & History are also located downtown. 

The Zeb Local movie theater
Roddenbery Memorial Library

Grady General Hospital

Grady County enjoys the privilage of exceptional quality medical care. The 60-bed Grady General Hospital has quite recently undergone a $3.5 million renovation. It is fully accredited by the State Commision of Healthcare Organization and was named one of the Top 10 Small Hospitals in America by Solucent in 2003. Grady General Hospital is a part of the Archbold Medical Center network of hospitals.


Grady General Hospital - Archbold Medical Center Website


Grady County Industry

Grady County's industrial base is very diversified with Monrovia Nurseries of Georgia, Koyo, Woohaven Furniture, Kinro, Seminole Marine, and in 2008 Performance Food Group completed and opened a new 100,000+ square foot facility in Milestone Industrial Park. Farming has always been, and continues to be, the basis of a sound and flourishing economy for Grady County.


Grady County Celebrities

Grady County enjoys the honor of being home to a number of celebrity status folks including:

Bill Stanfill - Former All-Pro defensive end for the Miami Dolphins

Bobby Walden - Former All-Pro punter, also known as "Big Toe from Cairo"

Teresa Edwards - Five time Olympic basketball star

Jackie Robinson - Made history as the first African-American to play Major League Baseball

Willie C. Harris - played baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals and New York Mets

80 1st Ave NE,  Cairo, Georgia 39828 - Office: (229) 377-4253  Cell: (229) 224-3336

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