Hinesville Area Arts
Hinesville locals experience no dearth of arts and literature thanks to the Hinesville Area Arts Council, a nonprofit group dedicated to bringing the arts home. The council actively reaches out to the community as their goal is to make sure everyone has a chance to bring the arts into their lives. The council works in a variety of ways to bring the arts to Hinesville including staging shows with local and visiting bands, putting on plays, providing art classes, and even staging a cupcake-baking competition. With all this on tap, Hinesville has all the art it can handle.
Hinesville's history is both interesting and venerable. Hinesville was founded in 1777, and was quite prosperous before the Civil War, with the distinction of being home to three signatories of the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, Hinesville was devastated by Sherman's March and saw hard times until James Bradwell took interest in the town in the late 1800s, opening a school and helping to revitalize the community. Hinesville's economy really got a boost with the establishment of Fort Stewart in the 1940s. Fort Stewart has been a powerful economic driver for Hinesville ever since, and the two have developed together up to the present day.