Welcome, We invite you to explore our website.
The White County Historical Society was founded in 1965 to preserve the Historic Courthouse, which was built in 1858, and is overseen by a 12-member board of directors.
Over the past 50 years we have grown to a multi-faceted Society with numerous ongoing efforts to preserve the history of White County and Northeast Georgia. We urge you to visit the Historic Courthouse museum, along with the research room and gift shop located on the square of Cleveland, GA. We are open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday thru Saturday.
We meet in the Historic Courthouse at 7:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month (except June, July and December). In June, we tour a local historic site instead of the meeting. Visitors are always welcome and the meetings are always free.
This website contains a number of subjects worthy of exploration by anyone interested in the history of the surrounding area. The About section contains information on the society and we have a section on the History of White County including Short Histories with detailed information on a number of subjects. In the Looking Back section, you will find articles and photographs of historical interest. We have several collections of Historic photographs. The Research section will add Research, History and Family Histories articles submitted by our members in the near future. Our Gift Shop lists DVDs, CDs and Books concerning White County.
We welcome new members and you will find a membership application in the About section. When you are traveling to Northeast Georgia, take the time to drop in for a warm welcome and, we hope, an interesting visit.
Our newsletter is mailed to all members monthly. Please scroll down to see the latest Newsletter.
New Addition to Site:
Short History: Dock Dorsey (1859-1955) Click Here.
We are taking December, 2016 off.
Our next Meeting will be on January 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM
with SHOW AND TELL.
Looking for an Unusual Gift.
Visit our Gift Shop for a Unique Gift.
Books by EMORY JONES, JOHN KOLLOCK and MATT GEDNEY, DVD's including I'D CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, Clay Jewery, Pottery by WHELCHEL MEADERS and others, and Prints by JOHN KOLLOCK and others.
You must visit the Gift Shop to see all our unusual gifts.