Eatonton, county seat of Putnam County, Georgia, is a rural community of 6,530 people with a diverse population comprised of 57% black, 33% white and 8% Hispanic. Established in 1807, Putnam County has a rich cultural heritage and is home to: iconic authors Alice Walker, Joel Chandler Harris and Flannery O'Connor; Rock Eagle and Rock Hawk effigies built by Native Americans 2,000 years ago; and, over 100 Antebellum and Victorian-era structures in the historic district. Accredited as a Main Street Program in 1999, Eatonton Main Street works tirelessly to make Downtown Eatonton a vibrant destination that both residents and visitors enjoy visiting. If Eatonton Main Street were to win the $25,000 grand prize, the money would be used to purchase new benches around downtown that are so desperately needed. The money would also be used to continue beautification projects like planters, gateway signage, and more.