Whigham is one of the two incorporated cities in Grady County. Whigham, originally called Harrell’s Station, took its current name in 1880 for Robert Whigham, the owner of a large local mercantile store.
Each year on the last Saturday in January, the Whigham Community Club sponsors the Annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Whigham, Georgia. The roundup is over 50 years old and attracts approximately 20,000 visitors each year. At the roundup, professional snake handlers demonstrate the milking of snake venom from an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. Other events include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Snake Handling Demonstrations by trained professionals
- Children’s Activities