Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
|Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center|
|Location||Johns Creek, Georgia, United States|
|Area||46 acres (18.6 ha)|
|Governing body||Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Association|
The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center is about learning about the past as well as maintaining nature. The property is located on 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, Georgia. It is a safe haven to humans and animals alike from the bustling city. Its purpose is all about conserving the environment as well as beautifying activities for the community that also provide them with information about the property.
The 400 year plus of history have the Preserve and Center positioned on a 46 acres (18.6 ha) of land. The preserve also contains a 2-mile (3.2 km) walking trail, creek and many animals. It also lies on land that was previously owned by the Cherokee Indians in 1755. They were later forced off the land in 1830, later settling in Oklahoma traveling on the Trail of Tears.
Within Heritage Village are several buildings from various decades that make up the preserve. Heritage Village contains a Visitors' Center built around 1860. This location is where most of the centers activities are held, along with meetings. The Summerour House was built in the 1880s. It is a Victorian Farmhouse that was later moved to Autrey Mill in 1992. The Old Warsaw Church started out a campground in 1822, used by the Moravians, who once lived near the Savannah River settlement. The Moravians used the grounds to organize during the war. The Autrey Mill property additionally contains the Green County Store, The deBray Chapel, built in the 1970s it is the home of many piano recitals. Furthermore the property contains a Farm Museum, a Tenant Farmhouse, a Pole Farm and a Program Barn built in 1942.
Native American Grounds
The Center contains many replicas of native animals to Georgia. It also has many live exhibitions of insects, reptiles and amphibians. In addition there are two ducks that live in a star-shaped pond in the Visitor Center.
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- "Wander woodlands, historic buildings. Places To Go With Kids: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve". The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. April 21, 2001. p. D3. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Chapman, Jennifer (September 11, 2008). "Autrey Mill Indian Village unveiled in Johns Creek". Gwinnett Herald. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
- Charity Guide: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Association Inc.
- City of Johns Creek Parks - Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center