If you are moving to Georgia, you will be joining one of the country’s greatest men, who loved the state as his retreat and second home. Throughout history, United States presidents have had their own, personal destinations for when they need to get away for a while and escape being the most powerful man in the world for a day or two. Thomas Jefferson frequented Monticello, George Bush had a ranch in Texas, and the Kennedy’s had a family-owned compound on Cape Cod. But for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Warm Springs, Georgia was his sanctuary.
In 1920, Roosevelt had run for vice president and lost. In 1921, he was diagnosed with polio. After hearing about a polio patient who benefited from swimming in the springs of Warm Springs, GA, he started vacationing there. It wasn’t long before Roosevelt fell in love with Warm Springs and continued to visit and swim in the springs throughout his entire presidency, even when Pearl Harbor happened; he called his sanctuary the Little White House.
In 1927, Roosevelt bought a 2,000 acre resort in the springs and turned it into a polio treatment center, not only for himself, but also for other polio patients.
If you are moving to Warm Springs, Warm Springs moving companies hope that you will love the area as much as Roosevelt did. There are many stories from the locals, of their children swimming with Roosevelt in the springs, like many polio patients have.
In 1945, the beloved president was posing for a picture at the Little White House and fainted from a pain in his back, he never woke up and was buried in Warm Springs.
If you are new to the area, be sure to check out this very popular and serene Georgia destination.