It doesn’t take too much research to figure out that the Plath family from TLC’s newest Southern Quiverfull family reality series Welcome To Plathville don’t actually live in a town called Plathville. So, where do they live?
The 55-acre Plath family farm is located near Cairo (pronounced Cay-row), Georgia. Cairo is in the southwestern part of Georgia and is the county seat of Grady County, which is located on the Florida/Georgia state line directly north of Tallahassee, Florida. By car, Cairo is a 34-minute drive from the Florida state capital. According to Wikipedia, Cairo had a population of 9,607 when the US Census was taken in 2010.
When Cairo locals are looking to head into a bigger town, and Tallahassee is not an option, they can drive just 13.5 miles east and reach the big town of Thomasville, Georgia, which had nearly double the population of Cairo in 2010 with 18,413 residents.
The journey to Thomasville would be a bit longer for the members of the Plath family, because they actually live southwest of Cairo. The family’s address is technically in Whigham, Georgia — a very small town to the west of Thomasville. However, their property is located about equal distance from Cairo and Whigham.
I normally wouldn’t encourage anyone to visit the property of a reality star and/or celebrity, but the Plath family actually encourages exactly that by offering a cabin on the property for rent via Airbnb!
Here is the description of the cabin (which is located on a pond on the Plath farm) from the listing:
Cute cabin. Lots of woods, nature, and privacy. Fishing and kayaking on pond. Relax by the fire pit after a dip in the pond. That’s the good life!
Queen bed in the bedroom is perfect for one to two people. There is a twin sleeper in the living room and a small loft with two twin mattresses on the floor. Loft is perfect for a couple of children but most adults would not find it comfortable.
Cabin. Pond including kayak and fishing gear. Large grassy lawn. Woods. Cabin property adjoins our farm and you are welcome to do laundry at the farmhouse.
If you’re traveling with children, make sure they know how to swim. The back side of the pond is very deep.
More from Kim, including a brief summary of the neighboring area:
Our farm house is on the same property as the cabin so we are nearby if you need anything. You will have total privacy while here. Farm house is about a half mile away from cabin. Separate driveway and entrance.
The cabin is about a five min drive from downtown Cairo. There are a couple of good restaurants and a hometown coffee shop. I hear we’re getting a frozen yogurt place downtown this summer. Also check out the Zebulon, an old hometown movie theater.
The reviews for the rental are exceptional, with numerous comments about the host’s amazing hospitality. In other words, a vacation to Plathville sounds like a pretty great idea!
Oh, and I should mention that the Airbnb listing for the cabin makes no mention of technology and/or Coca-Colas being forbidden. 😉
You can keep up with the Plath family with new episodes of Welcome To Plathville airing Tuesday nights at 11/10c on TLC — right after new episodes of Counting On.