(Cleveland)- White County has a newly released report of the historic buildings and resources in the county and citizens got an opportunity to hear a review of the report findings  during this weeks meeting of the White County Historical Society.  

 The survey was commissioned  for the historical society and conducted by students with the University of Georgia Center for Community Design & Preservation. Pratt Cassity, the director of the Center for Community Design and Preservation and Laura Kviklys, CCDP Program Coordinator  presented the finding during the society’s Thursday  meeting.   

The survey results were  titled  The Shirley McDonald Memorial Historic Resource Survey Report. 

Kviklys said, they surveyed every property over 50 years old in White County that had architectural interest and historical significant.  It took about two months to complete and several more to compile.  The survey showed  we have well kept and interesting resources in the county,  the oldest building  they found dates back to 1810 and  Kviklys  said, “ and it’s in fairy good condition.”   She also said, “ What’s so important and what is actually going to help White County is not only the identification ( of the buildings)  but they are now in the Geographic Identification System.”  

She said, “ It’s up to the community to decide what the next steps are,  in terms of  how to kind of maintain, preserve and protect these resources.”

A copy of the final report has been presented to the White County Historical Society and  White County Economic Development office for citizens to review.


Survey program coordinator Laura Kviklys presents the results of their two month survey of the county


Citizens fill the upstairs courtroom at the White County Historic Courthouse Museum to hear survey results