A community began to flourish after the railroad was built and the town became known as Slocomb. Slocomb was considered the “main stop” between Atlanta, Georgia and Mobile, Alabama by Central of Georgia trains.
Today the Slocomb Lumber Company is still in business. Stories continue to be passed down from generation to generation about this quaint, candid farming town. Farmers are proud of their hard work and produce. The “Tomato Festival” is the biggest and one of the best in the region. The 3rd weekend of June a huge celebration abrupts; and the locally grown scrumptious, ripened to their peak, red fruit is picked right from the vine; a great different type/ variety of tomatoes can be purchased at the festival, the most popular being the Globe Tomatoes.