Fort Hollingsworth–White House

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Fort Hollingsworth–White House
Fort Hollingsworth–White House is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Fort Hollingsworth–White House
Nearest city Hollingsworth, Georgia
Coordinates 34°25′35.16″N 83°32′1.76″W / 34.4264333°N 83.5338222°W / 34.4264333; -83.5338222Coordinates: 34°25′35.16″N 83°32′1.76″W / 34.4264333°N 83.5338222°W / 34.4264333; -83.5338222
Built 1793
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

98000973

[1]
Added to NRHP August 6, 1998

The Fort Hollingsworth–White House is a well-preserved example of an early frontier fort built in Alto, Georgia in the late 18th century. The fort was built around 1792 by Jacob Hollingsworth on newly opened lands resulting from treaties with the Cherokee nation, and was meant to protect the settlers in the area. The fort was adapted as a farm residence, principally by the White family, and has passed through generations of owners. It is now operated as a non-profit open air museum.

A recent addition to the property was the acquisition (and ongoing restoration) of some outbuildings from the Chandler-David family property near Five Points on the Old Carnesville Road in Banks County. These buildings include a smoke house, a wash house, and a corn crib, all dating from around 1835–1840.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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