Pinebox is a town of 19th-century southern charm and 21st-century progress. Boasting a population of over 27,000 (when the students living at Southwestern Georgia University are included) and serving a rural population of nearly 12,000 more in surrounding counties, Pinebox is an important economic center in southwestern Georgia. Located in the heart of the Golan Woods in Golan County, the town sits astride Highway 96. The highway runs north and south through town. It is crossed by Cane Bottom Road, one of the most scenic drives in the county, which runs east to the reservoir. West Church Street becomes County Road 696 and connects Pinebox to the Lake Greystone communities to the west. The Tucker rail line, now owned by Norfolk Southern, parallels Highway 96 and has spurs that serve the Industrial Boulevard area south of town and the military complex to the north.