CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia town will turn 150 in the next few days, but the COVID-19 pandemic means there won’t be much of a party.
Cairo was granted its town charter on Oct. 28, 1870.
The Thomasville Times-Enterprise reports that Mayor Howard Thrower is quashing hopes of a celebration because of fear of spreading illness.
Instead, the City Council is likely to note the occasion with only a proclamation.
Then-postmaster W.J. Hall was given the choice to name the new town Miller Station or Cairo.
He chose the latter.