While Swainsboro is known as a hub for culture and commerce, the community has always taken great pride in their heritage, deep-rooted family values and small-town ideals. The history of Swainsboro is an intricate story that weaves together the events, people, and industries that influenced the community’s unique culture and values.

The following stories depict Swainsboro’s history from a variety of perspectives and time periods told by community members and historians: