The word “Ocklockony” has been a part of the language of this area since 1540 when Hernando de Soto recorded that he had crossed a river of this name. Ochlocknee is a river with two branches running into Thomas County. The branches then merge into one stream to flow eventually to the Gulf of Mexico.
Ochlocknee is an incorporated town of approximately 650 people. It is a strong farming and agri-business area.
Ochlocknee is a bedroom community for those working in Thomasville but who wish to live on the riverbanks. If one desires to be a city farmer, this too is an option. One can work in town and farm or raise horses within easy driving distance of your job.
Ochlocknee enjoys a slower rhythm except once a year when thousands attend the annual Old South Day festival to experience the taste of Southern cooking or buy from local craftsmen.
Some citizens of Ochlocknee are retirees who have come home after spending their career years in other places. They say its good to get back home where some things remain the same.