Lula, Georgia – A Friendly Place to Live and Build a Business

Lula is a small town in Hall and Banks counties.  Most of the town is in Hall County, with a small eastern portion of the city located in Banks County.  Civil engineers Joel Hurt and his brother Fletcher named the town in honor of Miss Lula Phinizy, later Mrs. Abner W. Calhoun, whom they both admired.  Lula was incorporated in 1876.

Lula is a small quaint town that has 2 blocks of buildings, most are vacant.  The buildings face the railroad tracks with the depot on the other side of the tracks.  Lula’s motto is: “A friendly place to live and build a business”.  The town has a festival and parade called “Railroad Days” in May, that has been going on for 40 years.

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The town has built a Veterans Memorial that they can be proud of, it’s one of the nicest I have seen.

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Across from the Veterans Memorial is city park with a monument for Capt. Denver V. Truelove, he grew up in Lula.  Crew member on plane #5, as bombardier on the Tokyo Raiders Mission he dropped the first bombs on Tokyo, April 19, 1942.

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Lula’s historic depot no longer stands by the tracks, but a depot-style community building and a caboose are prominent features in the town’s Railroad Park alongside the Norfolk Southern Railway.

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Wooden Humpback bridge across railroad tracks

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North Georgia Canopy Tours – 5290 Harris Rd. – they have 2 & 3 hour tours.  They also have disc golf, geocaching, cornhole, etc.