Violet Sky at the Historic Bedingfield Inn, Lumpkin, Georgia

Built in 1836 in a quaint stagecoach town of Lumpkin, Georgia stands the Bedingfield Inn. It is known today as a symbol of Lumpkin history and a popular Antebellum era building.

The city of Lumpkin was a small frontier town that served as a stagecoach stop for people passing through from Indiana to Florida. It was the increased frequency is passerby that drove the motive to build this inn. In 1836, Dr. Bryan Bedingfield was the first physician in the area of Lumpkin.

Historic Bedingfield Inn, Lumpkin, Georgia

While the Bedingfield Inn was quite large, it served as a home for the doctor and his wife as well as a place for travelers to rest. The area was becoming more and more popular as people began homesteading the area with cotton farms.

The stagecoach driver would blow a horn as he passed by to announce to the inn how many guests they could expect for the evening. The rate to stay at the inn was only 12 cents a night and most of the rooms contained a bed and fireplace.

Route 27 was built in the 1920s upon old popular routes and connected the Midwest to Miami. This drove more people to pass through the area. The Bedingfield Inn remained open until the 1930s when it closed.

Historic Bedingfield Inn, Lumpkin, Georgia

After years of being unused and neglected, the Stewart County Historical Commission purchased the inn, restored the building and since has offered tours and events to take place.

For more information about visiting the Bedingfield Inn, please visit

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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