About This Place
Homer is a town in Banks County, Georgia, United States. The population was 950 at the 2000 census. The city of Homer has a mayor, Doug Cheek, and five City Councilpersons, Sandra Garrison, Jerry Payne, Chris Tucker, Keven Cape. and Betty Boarders. The city is the county seat of Banks County.
Homer was incorporated as a town in 1859 and its first courthouse was built in 1863.
Homer is among the earliest to hold the world record for an Easter egg hunt - 80,000 eggs, listed in the 1985 Guinness Book of World Records. The event in the small town of 950 people is an Easter Sunday tradition that's lasted 47 years. The egg hunt each year and draws about 5,000 egg hunters, children and adults.