List of National Historic Landmarks in Georgia (U.S. state)

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This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Georgia. The United States National Historic Landmark program is operated under the auspices of the National Park Service, and recognizes structures, districts, objects, and similar resources according to a list of criteria of national significance.[1]

The state of Georgia is home to 48 of these landmarks, spanning a range of history.

Current NHLs[edit]

The current NHLs are distributed across Georgia's 159 counties.

[2] Landmark name Image Date designated[3] Location County Description
1 Bellevue
Bellevue
November 7, 1973
(#72000400)
La Grange
33°02′27″N 85°02′22″W / 33.040883°N 85.039513°W / 33.040883; -85.039513 (Bellevue)
Troup Historic home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill; example of a Greek Revival "domesticated temple"
2 Stephen Vincent Benet House
Stephen Vincent Benet House
November 11, 1971
(#71000286)
Augusta
33°28′42″N 82°01′23″W / 33.478266°N 82.023029°W / 33.478266; -82.023029 (Stephen Vincent Benet House)
Richmond Commandant's home in Augusta Arsenal; poet Stephen Vincent Benet lived and wrote here; now President's House, Augusta State University
3 Calhoun Mine Upload image
November 7, 1973
(#73002292)
Dahlonega
34°33′43″N 83°59′09″W / 34.56194444444444°N 83.98583333333333°W / 34.56194444444444; -83.98583333333333 (Calhoun Mine)
Lumpkin Property where gold was discovered in 1828; eventually owned by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina
4 Carmichael House
1936 HABS photo
November 7, 1973
(#71000265)
Macon
32°50′27″N 83°38′17″W / 32.840873°N 83.637942°W / 32.840873; -83.637942 (Carmichael House)
Bibb Greek Revival house from the 1840s, with a spiral staircase in a central tower
5 Central of Georgia Railroad Shops and Terminal
2011 photo
December 8, 1976
(#76000610)
Savannah
32°04′27″N 81°05′59″W / 32.074249°N 81.099810°W / 32.074249; -81.099810 (Central of Georgia Railroad Shops and Terminal)
Chatham Depot and trainshed of Central of Georgia Railroad
6 Chieftains
Chieftains in Rome, GA
November 11, 1973
(#71000273)
Rome
34°16′51″N 85°10′06″W / 34.280952°N 85.168268°W / 34.280952; -85.168268 (Chieftains)
Floyd Home of Cherokee Nation chief Major Ridge
7 College Hill
Rear of the Harper House
November 11, 1971
(#71000287)
Augusta
33°28′03″N 82°00′55″W / 33.467364°N 82.015231°W / 33.467364; -82.015231 (College Hill)
Richmond Home of George Walton, signer of Declaration of Independence
8 Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District
Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District
June 2, 1978
(#78000995)
Columbus
32°28′53″N 84°59′30″W / 32.481388888888894°N 84.99166666666667°W / 32.481388888888894; -84.99166666666667 (Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District)
Muscogee Four separated areas along the Chatahoochee River; includes Columbus Iron Works
9 Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant
Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant
May 4, 1983
(#77000428)
Atlanta
33°45′16″N 84°23′03″W / 33.754353°N 84.384184°W / 33.754353; -84.384184 (Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company Plant)
Fulton The building is now the home of Georgia State University's Baptist Student Union
10 Dorchester Academy Boys' Dormitory
Dorchester Academy Boys' Dormitory
September 20, 2006
(#86001371)
Midway
31°48′02″N 81°27′56″W / 31.800555555555555°N 81.46555555555555°W / 31.800555555555555; -81.46555555555555 (Dorchester Academy Boys' Dormitory)
Liberty Associated with the Southern Christian Leadership's Citizen Education Program
11 Etowah Mounds
Etowah Mound B, seen from Mound A
July 19, 1964
(#66000272)
Cartersville
34°07′30″N 84°48′28″W / 34.125°N 84.80777777777777°W / 34.125; -84.80777777777777 (Etowah Mounds)
Bartow Three main mounds at the site; three lesser known mounds; inhabited from about 1000–1550 A.D. by Native Americans of the Mississippian culture
12 Fort James Jackson
Moat at Fort Jackson
February 16, 2000
(#70000200)
Savannah
32°04′55″N 81°02′10″W / 32.081944444444446°N 81.03611111111111°W / 32.081944444444446; -81.03611111111111 (Fort James Jackson)
Chatham Built in the period 1808–1812; defended Savannah and its harbor; used by the Confederacy; withstood a minor Union attack in 1862
13 Fox Theatre
Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
May 11, 1976
(#74002230)
Atlanta
33°46′16″N 84°23′06″W / 33.771024°N 84.385024°W / 33.771024; -84.385024 (Fox Theatre)
Fulton Grand movie palace; built in the 1920s; Moorish design
14 Governor's Mansion
Governor's Mansion
November 7, 1973
(#70000194)
Milledgeville
33°04′48″N 83°13′55″W / 33.079871°N 83.231944°W / 33.079871; -83.231944 (Governor's Mansion)
Baldwin Executive Mansion from 1838–1868
15 Henry W. Grady House
HABS photo
May 11, 1976
(#76000613)
Athens
33°57′40″N 83°23′18″W / 33.961239°N 83.388349°W / 33.961239; -83.388349 (Henry W. Grady House)
Clarke Greek Revival house; purchased by Henry W. Grady in 1863, editor of the "Atlanta Constitution"
16 Green-Meldrim House
The Green-Meldrim House
May 11, 1976
(#74000664)
Savannah
32°04′20″N 81°05′41″W / 32.072087°N 81.094828°W / 32.072087; -81.094828 (Green-Meldrim House)
Chatham Designed and built between 1853 and 1861; Gothic Revival style; cast-iron porch and fence
17 Joel Chandler Harris House
1985 HABS photo
December 19, 1962
(#66000281)
Atlanta
33°44′17″N 84°25′19″W / 33.738163°N 84.421974°W / 33.738163; -84.421974 (Joel Chandler Harris House)
Fulton Home of Joel Chandler Harris from 1881–1908; editor and columnist of the Atlanta Constitution newspaper; most known as author of the "Uncle Remus" tales
18 Hay House
Johnston-Felton-Hay House
November 7, 1973
(#71000259)
Macon
32°50′26″N 83°37′59″W / 32.840684°N 83.633167°W / 32.840684; -83.633167 (Hay House)
Bibb Built from 1855 to in 1859; Italian Renaissance Revival style; 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2); twenty-four rooms; four levels; crowned by a cupola
19 Herndon Home
Herndon Home
February 16, 2000
(#00000261)
Atlanta
33°45′29″N 84°24′25″W / 33.75805555555556°N 84.40694444444445°W / 33.75805555555556; -84.40694444444445 (Herndon Home)
Fulton Home of Alonzo Franklin Herndon, founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company
20 Historic Augusta Canal and Industrial District
HAER photo
December 22, 1977
(#71000285)
Augusta
33°30′08″N 81°59′57″W / 33.50222222222222°N 81.99916666666667°W / 33.50222222222222; -81.99916666666667 (Historic Augusta Canal and Industrial District)
Richmond Completed in 1847; harnessed the power of the fall line of the Savannah River for mills; provided drinking water for Augusta, Georgia
21 Jekyll Island Historic District
The Jekyll Island Clubhouse
June 2, 1978
(#72000385)
Jekyll Island
31°03′38″N 81°25′19″W / 31.060555555555556°N 81.42194444444445°W / 31.060555555555556; -81.42194444444445 (Jekyll Island Historic District)
Glynn Founded in 1886; originally an elitist, segregated private club located on Jekyll Island, on the Georgia coastline
22 Martin Luther King, Jr., Historic District
MLK sign photo
May 5, 1977
(#74000677)
Atlanta
33°45′18″N 84°22′20″W / 33.755°N 84.37222222222222°W / 33.755; -84.37222222222222 (Martin Luther King, Jr., Historic District)
Fulton Includes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s boyhood home; Ebenezer Baptist Church, a church where King pastored, is also part of the national historic site
23 Kolomoki Mounds
The Temple Mound
July 19, 1964
(#66000280)
Blakely
31°28′17″N 84°55′46″W / 31.47138888888889°N 84.92944444444444°W / 31.47138888888889; -84.92944444444444 (Kolomoki Mounds)
Early Woodland Period mounds
24 Lapham-Patterson House
Lapham-Patterson House
November 7, 1973
(#70000868)
Thomasville
30°50′42″N 83°58′58″W / 30.844871°N 83.982727°W / 30.844871; -83.982727 (Lapham-Patterson House)
Thomas Built 1884-85; Victorian architecture; fishscale shingles; intricately designed porch; long-leaf pine inlaid floors; and a double-flue chimney; intentional lack of symmetry; no windows, doors, or closets are square
24 Liberty Hall
Alexander Stephens Memorial and Liberty Hall
May 4, 1983
(#70000216)
Crawfordville
33°33′22″N 82°53′45″W / 33.55602°N 82.895895°W / 33.55602; -82.895895 (Liberty Hall)
Taliaferro Home of Confederate States of America Vice President Alexander Stephens
26 Juliette Gordon Low Historic District
2011 photo
June 23, 1965
(#66000276)
Savannah
32°04′31″N 81°06′12″W / 32.075238°N 81.103414°W / 32.075238; -81.103414 (Juliette Gordon Low Historic District)
Chatham First Girl Scout meetingplace; birthplace and home of founder Juliette Gordon Low
27 New Echota
A New Echota sign
November 7, 1973
(#70000869)
Calhoun
34°32′27″N 84°54′34″W / 34.54083333333333°N 84.90944444444445°W / 34.54083333333333; -84.90944444444445 (New Echota)
Gordon In 1825, officially designated capital of the Cherokee Nation
28 Octagon House
1980 HABS photo
November 7, 1973
(#69000049)
Columbus
32°27′21″N 84°59′31″W / 32.455862°N 84.991817°W / 32.455862; -84.991817 (Octagon House)
Muscogee Octagon house also known as May's Folly
29 Old Medical College
1934 HABS photo
June 19, 1996
(#72000398)
Augusta
33°28′13″N 81°57′47″W / 33.47027777777778°N 81.96305555555556°W / 33.47027777777778; -81.96305555555556 (Old Medical College)
Richmond Original Medical College of Georgia; founded in 1829
30 Owens-Thomas House
2011 photo
May 11, 1976
(#76000611)
Savannah
32°04′38″N 81°05′23″W / 32.077277°N 81.089603°W / 32.077277; -81.089603 (Owens-Thomas House)
Chatham English Regency house designed by William Jay; Marquis de La Fayette stayed here during 1824-25
31 Pine Mountain State Park
Pine Mountain State Park
September 26, 1997
(#97001273)
Pine Mountain
32°49′55″N 84°48′29″W / 32.831944444444446°N 84.80805555555555°W / 32.831944444444446; -84.80805555555555 (Pine Mountain State Park)
Harris Park near Warm Springs associated with FDR; now a portion of F. D. Roosevelt State Park.
31 John Ross House
The Great South by Edward King.
November 7, 1973
(#73000647)
Rossville
34°58′54″N 85°17′05″W / 34.981725°N 85.284808°W / 34.981725; -85.284808 (John Ross House)
Walker Home of the Cherokee chief John Ross
33 St. Catherine's Island Upload image
December 16, 1969
(#69000332)
South Newport
31°37′50″N 81°09′37″W / 31.630555555555556°N 81.16027777777778°W / 31.630555555555556; -81.16027777777778 (St. Catherine's Island)
Liberty Site of Santa Catalina de Guale, the first Spanish outpost in Georgia; home of Button Gwinnett
34 Savannah Historic District
1979 HABS photo
November 13, 1966
(#66000277)
Savannah
32°04′28″N 81°05′30″W / 32.074444444444445°N 81.09166666666667°W / 32.074444444444445; -81.09166666666667 (Savannah Historic District)
Chatham
35 William Scarbrough House
2011 photo
November 7, 1973
(#70000201)
Savannah
32°04′51″N 81°05′49″W / 32.080931°N 81.097081°W / 32.080931; -81.097081 (William Scarbrough House)
Chatham Greek Revival house; finished in 1819
36 Springer Opera House
1980 HABS photo
June 2, 1978
(#70000214)
Columbus
32°27′53″N 84°59′29″W / 32.464825°N 84.991473°W / 32.464825; -84.991473 (Springer Opera House)
Muscogee Historic live performance theater
37 Stallings Island Upload image
January 20, 1961
(#66000279)
Augusta
33°33′39″N 82°02′47″W / 33.56083333333333°N 82.04638888888888°W / 33.56083333333333; -82.04638888888888 (Stallings Island)
Columbia Archeological site with shell mounds
38 State Capitol
Georgia State Capitol
November 7, 1973
(#71001099)
Atlanta
33°44′50″N 84°23′17″W / 33.747186°N 84.388077°W / 33.747186; -84.388077 (State Capitol)
Fulton Completed 1889; still in use
39 Stone Hall, Atlanta University
1979 HABS photo
December 2, 1974
(#74000680)
Atlanta
33°45′15″N 84°29′03″W / 33.754229°N 84.484033°W / 33.754229; -84.484033 (Stone Hall, Atlanta University)
Fulton Completed in 1882; Atlanta University was an educational institution for freed slaves
40 Sweet Auburn Historic District
1979 HABS photo
December 8, 1976
(#76000631)
Atlanta
33°45′17″N 84°22′53″W / 33.75472222222222°N 84.38138888888888°W / 33.75472222222222; -84.38138888888888 (Sweet Auburn Historic District)
Fulton Historic African-American neighborhood
41 Telfair Academy of Arts of Sciences
2011 photo
May 11, 1976
(#76000612)
Savannah
32°04′44″N 81°05′42″W / 32.078935°N 81.094876°W / 32.078935; -81.094876 (Telfair Academy of Arts of Sciences)
Chatham Originally a family townhouse; became a free art museum in 1886
42 Robert Toombs House
Robert Toombs House
November 7, 1973
(#72000410)
Washington
33°44′11″N 82°44′02″W / 33.736518°N 82.733933°W / 33.736518; -82.733933 (Robert Toombs House)
Wilkes Home of Robert Toombs, U.S. Senator, C.S.A. Secretary of State and Confederate Army Brigadier General
43 Traveler's Rest
Traveler's Rest
January 29, 1964
(#66000283)
Toccoa
34°36′27″N 83°14′22″W / 34.607432°N 83.239413°W / 34.607432; -83.239413 (Traveler's Rest)
Stephens Early tavern and inn
44 Tupper-Barnett House
1940 HABS photo
November 7, 1973
(#72000411)
Washington
33°44′13″N 82°44′30″W / 33.737065°N 82.741795°W / 33.737065; -82.741795 (Tupper-Barnett House)
Wilkes Originally Federal style; converted to Neoclassical mansion
45 George Walton House
George Walton House
December 21, 1981
(#76000646)
Augusta
33°28′24″N 81°58′41″W / 33.473251°N 81.978189°W / 33.473251; -81.978189 (George Walton House)
Richmond Also known as Meadow Garden, this was a home of George Walton, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, also a governor and senator
46 Warm Springs Historic District
Warm Springs Historic District
January 16, 1980
(#74000694)
Warm Springs
32°52′51″N 84°41′07″W / 32.880833333333335°N 84.68527777777778°W / 32.880833333333335; -84.68527777777778 (Warm Springs Historic District)
Meriwether Includes Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Little White House and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation
47 Thomas E. Watson House Upload image
May 11, 1976
(#76002144)
Thomson
33°28′10″N 82°30′30″W / 33.469558°N 82.508226°W / 33.469558; -82.508226 (Thomas E. Watson House)
McDuffie Home of Progressive party co-founder
48 Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home
October 6, 2008
(#79000746)
Augusta
33°28′18″N 81°57′55″W / 33.47166666666667°N 81.96527777777779°W / 33.47166666666667; -81.96527777777779 (Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home)
Richmond Home of Woodrow Wilson

Historic areas administered by the National Park Service[edit]

National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, National Monuments, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are then often not also named NHLs per se. There are eight of these in Georgia. The National Park Service lists these eight together with the NHLs in the state,[4] The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is also an NHL and is listed above. The remaining seven are:

Landmark name
Image Date established[5] Location County Description
1 Andersonville National Historic Site Monuments at Andersonville National Historic Site October 16, 1970 Andersonville
32°12′23″N 84°7′24″W / 32.20639°N 84.12333°W / 32.20639; -84.12333 (Andersonville National Historic Site)
Macon
2 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park August 19, 1890 Catoosa, Dade, & Walker Counties
34°56′24″N 85°15′36″W / 34.94000°N 85.26000°W / 34.94000; -85.26000 (Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park)
(shared with Tennessee)
3 Fort Frederica National Monument Photo of the current Fort Frederica site May 26, 1936 St. Simons Island
31°13′26″N 81°23′36″W / 31.22389°N 81.39333°W / 31.22389; -81.39333 (Fort Frederica National Monument)
Glynn
4 Fort Pulaski National Monument Exterior of Fort Pulaski October 15, 1924 Cockspur Island
32°1′38″N 80°53′25″W / 32.02722°N 80.89028°W / 32.02722; -80.89028 (Fort Pulaski National Monument)
Chatham
5 Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 1989 HABS photograph of Jimmy Carter Boyhood Home December 23, 1987 Plains
32°02′02″N 84°24′00″W / 32.03389°N 84.40000°W / 32.03389; -84.40000 (Jimmy Carter National Historic Site)
Sumter
6 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Picture of cannon at Kennesaw Mountain February 8, 1917 Kennesaw
33°58′59″N 84°34′41″W / 33.98306°N 84.57806°W / 33.98306; -84.57806 (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park)
Cobb
7 Ocmulgee National Monument Earth Lodge, Ocmulgee National Monument December 23, 1936 Macon
32°50′12″N 83°36′30″W / 32.83667°N 83.60833°W / 32.83667; -83.60833 (Ocmulgee National Monument)
Bibb

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmarks Program: Questions and Answers". Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ These are listed on p.111 of "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State"
  5. ^ Date of listing as National Monument or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.

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