Fitzgerald House-Omaha, Georgia

This Neoclassical Revival, known as the Walter Fitzgerald house, was built in 1914 after a 1913 tornado leveled most of the the town of Omaha. The town of Omaha was originally named Fitzgerald after being named after the Fitzgerald family, one of the founding families. At the time, they didn’t know there was another Fitzgerald in Ben Hill County, so they had to rename their town. Town legend is that town leaders asked a visitor what to name it, and the visitor said to name it after Omaha, Nebraska.

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