Homer is a town in Banks County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,141 at the 2010 census. The town of Homer has a mayor, Doug Cheek, and five councilpersons, Sandra Garrison, Jerry Payne, Chris Tucker, Keven Cape. and Betty Boarders. The town is the county seat of Banks County
Location in Banks County and the state of Georgia
Homer was founded in 1858 as seat for the newly established 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 1985Guinness Book of World Records. The event in the small town of 1,100 people is an Easter Sunday tradition that has lasted 47 years. The egg hunt each year draws about 5,000 egg hunters, children and adults.
Even though it no longer holds the record, Homer has long touted its annual hunt as the world's largest.
Banks County students in grades kindergarten to grade twelve are in the Banks County School District, that consists of two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The district has 150 full-time teachers and over 2,428 students.