Beavers House - Fulton County 2003-2016
Historical Display 7 - By: Laurie Searle, May 2017
Fulton County and the Trust for Public Land
In 2003, Fulton County used a $310,000 grant from the recently de-funded state green-space program, and another $60,000 came from the Trust for Public Land to purchase the Beavers house and 16-acres under the Chattahoochee River Land Protection Campaign.
At the time, it was the second direct investment by the county toward protecting the river. Plans included restoring the circa 1830s Beavers house on the property and using it as an education facility. The rest of the land was to remain mostly wild. Evidence of Native American settlements and the remains of Civil War trenches have been found on the property, according to trust and county officials.
This came as the state’s green-space fund – a $30 million-a-year program under former Gov. Roy Barns – had been cut to $10 million. And Gov. Sonny Perdue had put spending that money on hold because of the state budget crisis.
When the City of Chattahoochee Hills acquired the Beavers House in 2017, Laurie Searle created a series of displays to document the history of the home and its surrounding area.
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