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Historic Preservation

 

The City of Euharlee Historic Preservation Commission works to preserve the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of our community for future generations.

The Historic Preservation Commission hears and decides requests for Certificates of Appropriateness within the Downtown historic district, submitted by owners of properties in those districts, on matters that exceed the authority of the Planning staff.

Commission Members: Steve Zuber - Chair, Betty Jane Tilley - Secretary, Melissa Moore, Lovako Patterson, Luke Young


DIGNITY RESTORED: Citizens of Georgia Power breathe life back into a historic cemetery.

"Wedged between two historic churches in northwest Georgia, the Euharlee Black Pioneers Cemetery is the final resting place for nearly 300 enslaved members of the Euharlee community.

After being nearly forgotten for most of the 20th century, the cemetery was saved from destruction in the 1990s but needed a great deal of attention and restoration as the site had been almost completely obstructed due to overgrowth and neglect. Its location, scarcely a mile from Plant Bowen, inspired a group from the plant’s Citizens of Georgia Power chapter to get involved in the restoration and repair of the historic burial ground.

In 2020, a large storm event uprooted more than a dozen trees - burying again that which had been uncovered in the years before. But this time, the Citizens of Plant Bowen were ready from the outset to begin the meticulous and painstaking work of restoring a small piece of dignity to this community. Today the cemetery’s restoration is nearly complete, and community members have the opportunity to both learn from and pay respect to the souls it contains."

To view the restoration efforts of our partners at Georgia Power, please click here. 

How Can We Help?


For questions regarding historic preservation opportunities, or questions regarding historic resources, please contact Katie Gobbi by email: kgobbi@euharlee.com, or by phone: 770-607-2017.

To view the Euharlee Historic District, please click here.

If you would like to make alterations to a property within the Euharlee Historic District, please contact City Hall at 770-386-1542.

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Agendas and Minutes

 

The HPC meets quarterly, with called meetings as needed. Please click the links below to access minutes from previous HPC meetings.

February 22, 2022 Meeting Minutes
March 29, 2022 Meeting Minutes
April 27, 2022 Meeting Minutes
June 28, 2022 Meeting Agenda

2021 Meeting Minutes
2020 Meeting Minutes
2019 Meeting Minutes
2018 Meeting Minutes