Outsiders are sometimes confused when we realtors refer to the Lake Oconee Area; is it a town? how do I search for it? Let me explain: The Georgia Power Company created Lake Oconee in 1979 by the building of Wallace Dam. The lake encompasses over 374 miles of shoreline that touches on basically three counties: Greene, Morgan, and Putnam, in Middle Georgia. Greene is to the east of the lake, the main town is Greensboro. Morgan borders the west side of the lake, the main town being Madison. Putnam is on the south side, about a third of the way down, and includes the town of Eatonton. Interstate I-20 bisects the area and connects with Atlanta to the west, and Augusta to the east. Many of the lake gated communities are in the area south of Greensboro, and north of Eatonton. All three counties’ homes for sale are compiled into our local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to which all REALTORS have access. Information for a quick search, Zip Codes of the three counties are Greene-30642, Putnam-31024, and Morgan-30650. For immediate access to the local MLS, check with Look @ Lake Oconee home site.