The original settlement of Boston was the site of a stagecoach stop in 1837. However, to take advantage of the new railroad in 1861, the town was moved to its current location, 12 miles east of Thomasville.
Boston has many historic structures that date to the 1800s, and is possibly the smallest town in the country to have a Carnegie Library, which was built in 1913 and renovated in 1992. Boston is also home to eight churches including Boston Presbyterian, which was established at the original town site and moved with the town. The sanctuary is reportedly the oldest in Georgia to have been continuously used for worship.
In the early 1990s, interest in revitalizing the town was renewed. Boston now boasts a new post office and fire station. The original railroad depot now houses a thriving retail business; buildings have been renovated and new businesses now line Main Street. The entire community is feeling the benefit of the award-winning streetscape on Main Street including lighted walk-thru to off-street parking. The Boston Business Association meets weekly. Their mission is to create a positive environment for business to succeed in Boston.
Many homes built before the turn of the 20th century have been continually occupied and maintained. An increase in new home construction within this community is attracting more residents and there is a renewed spirit of excitement and anticipation as Bostonians and visitors enjoy the ever-changing landscape of the community.