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Andersonville National Historic Site has positive impact on south Ga.

According to reports, the Andersonville National Historic Site had a major economic impact on south Georgia last year. (Source: WALB) According to reports, the Andersonville National Historic Site had a major economic impact on south Georgia last year. (Source: WALB)
The site brought in roughly $10 million to surrounding communities in 2015. (Source: WALB) The site brought in roughly $10 million to surrounding communities in 2015. (Source: WALB)
Over 100,000 visitors came and spent money on hotels, food, and other local attractions. (Source: WALB) Over 100,000 visitors came and spent money on hotels, food, and other local attractions. (Source: WALB)
National Historic Site Superintendent Charles Sellars (Source: WALB) National Historic Site Superintendent Charles Sellars (Source: WALB)
ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The Andersonville National Historic Site is a major economic impact in south Georgia.   

According to figures provided from Andersonville, the site brought in roughly $10 million to surrounding communities in 2015.

Over 100,000 visitors came and spent money on hotels, food, and other local attractions.

"It is important for us to be here to preserve what takes place in the national cemetery as well as preserving the story of the national prisoner of war experience overall," said National Historic Site Superintendent Charles Sellars.

The gates are open 7 days a week at the National Historic Site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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