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Roswell City Hall

Roswell City Hall

Roswell, originally located in Cobb County, lies twenty miles north of Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River. Annexed to Fulton County in 1932, the city today is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission, a member of the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions.

Photograph by Jerry Joiner

Georgia’s Regional Commissions

Georgia’s Regional Commissions

Georgia is divided into twelve regional commissions, which function as multicounty planning and development agencies.

Courtesy of Georgia Association of Regional Commissions

Cemetery at Midway Church

Cemetery at Midway Church

The cemetery at Midway Church in Liberty County was established soon after the first church building was completed in 1756. Georgia's Cemetery and Burial Ground Policy Act of 1991 protects such cemeteries, which are defined as an irreplaceable part of the state's cultural heritage.

Couey House

Couey House

The historic Couey House in Summerville, built during the 1840s, was one of the first pioneer homes in Chattooga County. Moved about seven miles from its original location to accomodate the widening of U.S. Highway 27 in 1995, the house is today owned and preserved by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Photograph by Shelia J. Cothran, City of Summerville

Chief Vann House

Chief Vann House

In 1804 the prominent Cherokee leader James Vann built his home in Murray County. The original home has been restored and is known today as the Chief Vann House Historic Site.

Image from Thomson200

Ossabaw Island Excavation

Ossabaw Island Excavation

Volunteers excavate near slave quarters on Ossabaw Island, a mostly uninhabited barrier island that is ideal for archaeological digs because of its pristine condition. Ossabaw Island became the property of the state of Georgia in 1978.

Cartersville Historic Preservation Commission

Cartersville Historic Preservation Commission

The Cartersville Historic Preservation Commission was created to ensure that alterations of designated historic properties in the city maintain the character of both the building and its surrounding neighborhood.

Photograph by Jennifer Martin Lewis

Floor Excavation

Floor Excavation

Excavations of old homes frequently uncover archaeological deposits under the floors and in the yard areas. Members of local government historic preservation commissions work to locate and catalog these deposits.

Land Survey

Land Survey

Careful measurement and record keeping is critical to archaeological investigation. Historic preservation commission members use a theodolite (surveyor's scope) to measure land gradient.

Christmas Tree Chipping

Christmas Tree Chipping

Christmas trees in Bainbridge are chipped into mulch in January 2009 as part of the statewide "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling program. The chipping was a joint effort by the City of Bainbridge and Keep Decatur County Beautiful.

Courtesy of Bainbridgega.com

Bartow County Courthouse

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Located in northwest Georgia, forty-four miles north of Atlanta and seventy-nine miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Interstate 75, Cartersville is the seat of Bartow County.

Image from OZinOH

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Madison County Government Complex

Madison County Government Complex

Madison County government officials moved from the old courthouse to this government complex in 1996.

Photograph by Darby Carl Sanders, New Georgia Encyclopedia