Donalsonville, the county seat for Seminole County, incorporated on December 8, 1897. The city remembers Jonathan E. Donalson, a member of a prominent family who had pioneered Decatur County.
Constructed in 1922, the county courthouse in Donalsonville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Seminole State Park, located 16 miles south of Donalsonville, offers picnic sites, a swimming beach, camping, cottages, and fishing docks to its visitors. The Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam creates the lake and the 500-mile-long shoreline of Lake Seminole, one of the most highly regarded fishing lakes in North America.