About Us

Our History

The Fayette County Historical Society was chartered as a nonprofit corporation in July 1971. Our purpose is to discover, collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public, materials which establish and illustrate the history of this country, its cities, towns, villages, and institutions.

We endeavor to instill interest in our heritage and our Fayette families. Knowledge and research of the past is not only significantly gratifying, but it allows us to connect to all of those who, day-by-day lived their lives and created the growth and development that we see today. All of this was set in motion from the early 1820s.

Constructed in 1825, the original Fayette County Courthouse, pictured here in the late 1880s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest courthouse in Georgia. The clock tower was added to the structure in 1888.

Explore the Past to Understand the Present and the Future

Our Location

Our Location

195 Lee Street
Fayetteville, GA 30214

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Meet Our Team

Alice Reeves

Alice Reeves

President
Deborah Riddle

Deborah Riddle

Vice-President
Janis Hooper

Janis Hooper

Secretary
Tony Parrott

Tony Parrott

Treasurer
C.B. Glover

C.B. Glover

Historian