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CIVIL WAR HERITAGE TRAIL COMES TO JOHNSON COUNTY

September 10, 2013 in Better Hometown,Chamber of Commerce,City of Wrightsville,Events,Historic Notes...,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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trailblazer

Nine years ago Johnson County was contacted to be a part of the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trail s, trails that travel across state borders on historic driving routes throughout Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.  Each trail follows the historic route of one of the American Civil War’s major military campaigns or other important events.  After a decision by the local commissioners that they were unable to back Johnson County’s proposed inclusion in the trail at a cost of $2500.00, the local Better Hometown and Chamber of Commerce organizations obtained donations from local businesses and citizens in order to make it happen.

After much red tape and unexpected delays, it is expected that the Jefferson Davis leg of the trail, which includes Wrightsville, will soon have its interpretive marker on the square.  At the September Johnson County Commission meeting the commissioners gave their approval to continue with the project locally.

Better Hometown and the Chamber of Commerce wish to thank the following donors, who made Johnson County’s inclusion in the Civil War Heritage Trail possible:

Hilton Holton, Jeanette Caneega, Robinson Rentals, M.W. Hoover, Mary Jo Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Norris, Ishaque Tekrawala, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Holmes, Charlene Milligan, Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, City of Wrightsville, Better Hometown of Wrightsville, Donald Smith, Johnson Grays, Carl Sumner, Jimmy Cook, Lattie Price, and Helen Jackson.  

The Civil War Heritage Trail web page may be accessed at www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/

 

 

             

 

      

                       

   

                

        

 

 

       


Johnson County’s Historic Courthouse

September 29, 2011 in City of Wrightsville,Historic Notes...,Johnson County | Comments (0)

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1915 Johnson County Courthouse

Johnson County’s historic courthouse, built in 1895, was rehabilitated in 1996 after a large group of citizens vehemently protested the Johnson County Commission’s plans to build a new courthouse outside of the downtown area. Several architectural firms were asked to present plans to rehabilitation plans to the community and the firm of Carter Watkins of Monroe, GA, was chosen.
Attached are scans of the history of the Johnson County Courthouse as presented in 1995 by Carter Watkins & Associates.

Current Johnson County Courthouse


Looking for a Johnson County “spooky house”

August 18, 2011 in Better Hometown,City of Wrightsville,Events,Johnson County,Local News | Comments (0)

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Johnson County is a certified Georgia Camera Ready county. An official ceremony will take place in the fall to welcome us into the Camera Ready Program. We are receiving requests for locations being sought by the GA film locations board. One of those just came in. Does Johnson County have a house that looks haunted that would fill the following description: spooky-looking, aged/run down (but habitable) and preferably be out in the country or have lots of land around it.

If you know of such a house (similar to the one pictured), please photograph it and reply to this web site  along with your contact information and the location of the property.

Thank you very much,
Rebecca Lovett
Camera Ready Committee of Johnson County