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We've started work on Georgia's next 5-year State Historic Preservation Plan. One of the most important aspects of developing a preservation plan is to gather public feedback.  

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Atlanta, Ga. (July 31, 2015)

An expanded Elberton historic district centered on the downtown square in Elbert County, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
The Elberton Commercial Historic District – with additional documentation, and a boundary increase – was added to the National Register on July 14, 2015. The district was originally listed in the National Register in 1982.


Atlanta, Ga. (July 29, 2015)

The University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Extension Service has received a $41,837 matching grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program for a film documentary project entitled Georgia’s Rich Maritime Cultural Heritage: Generational Commercial Fishing Families.The documentary will highlight the maritime cultural history of commercial fishing along the Georgia coast. The grant will be administered through the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (HPD).


Atlanta, Ga. (July 6, 2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Department of Natural Resources is Georgia’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).  HPD has begun the process of updating Georgia's statewide historic preservation plan, a document that establishes state preservation priorities and policies to guide preservation efforts during the next five years.  As part of the planning process, HPD is soliciting input to help set its goals and priorities and to develop a plan that will be effective and useful to the division, the preservation community, and the general public.  A short survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPLYXGH.


Atlanta, Ga. (June 11, 2015)

Archaeologists from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the University of Georgia are conducting excavations this summer at the former Buckhead Plantation site on Ossabaw Island.  The Ossabaw Island Foundation is organizing an excursion on June 20 for the public to spend a day participating in the active archaeological dig.


Atlanta, Ga. (June 8, 2015)

The Johnston’s River Line (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation) and Union Field Fortifications at Henderson Road in Cobb County, Georgia, were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 2015. The site, which was the scene of heavy fighting in July of 1864, embodies the distinctive characteristics of the earthworks typical of the latter stages of the Civil War.


Atlanta, Ga. (May 21, 2015)

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Jones County is Georgia’s 90th Certified Local Government (CLG).  The National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, confirmed the designation on May 15, 2015.


Atlanta, Ga. (April 28, 2015)

Nine Georgia communities will receive FFY 2015 federal subgrants totaling $88,170 from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic preservation projects.


Atlanta, Ga. (April 14, 2015)

The Forest Avenue Historic District, located within the city limits of Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 2015.  Major streets of the district include Forest Avenue, Lake Forest Avenue, Forest Hills Road, Lake Forest Circle, Ridgecrest Drive, and Brookwood Circle. 


Atlanta, Ga. (March 20, 2015)

The Charles L. Bowden Golf Course, located on Millerfield Road in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the City of Macon and the Macon Golf for Kids program.


Atlanta, Ga. (March 19, 2015)

Utoy Cemetery, located on Cahaba Drive, SW, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 2015. The nomination was sponsored by the property owner, the Utoy Cemetery Association, Inc.; members of the association prepared the nomination materials.