In 2011. concerned business owners and citizens of Eatonton and Putnam County, Georgia, gathered to brainstorm ways to showcase the county's assets and drive economic growth. Lake Country Arts, a tax-exempt organization, was formed in 2013 to create arts-related venues and attractions to enhance the economy and quality of life in Georgia's Lake Country.
The Georgia Writers Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the first initiative created by Lake Country Arts. Its goal is to create a center for literary arts in Georgia's Historic Heartland.
The Museum opened in a temporary location at 109 South Jefferson Avenue in downtown Eatonton in April, 2014, with plans to relocate to a historic building on the courthouse square once funds are raised for renovations.