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We're a 501(c3) nonprofit all-volunteer organization dependent on memberships and donations to cover operations, programs, archival supplies, research materials, and other costs to make sure Johns Creek history is not lost.

Priority is given to members for history programs, activities, and events with limited attendance.

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HELP GROW THE JOHNS CREEK HISTORY ARCHIVES

We are actively collecting items to add to our history archives and research library for Johns Creek.

If you have items or documents that will help record or tell the stories of life in the Johns Creek area during earlier times, please let us know. This could include photographs, documents, scrapbooks, family letters, and other records of historic value. While we always prefer original materials, we are also able to digitize documents and photos, then return them to their owners.

Historic objects can also be donated or we can photograph them for the archives records, if you want to retain the object.

Please contact us at info@johnscreekhistory.org

In-person outreach programming, where we bring a history presentation to your community group or business, is available on a variety of topics of local history.



Johns Creek History


All are invited to
the City of Johns Creek's
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Music, Food Trucks, Family Fun, and more!

This event is free and open to the public.
The Johns Creek Historical Society is a proud sponsor of both the 2023 and 2024 Juneteenth event.
Find more info about this event at www.johnscreekga.gov

What does Juneteenth commemorate?

Below is an excerpt from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture's "Historical Legacy of Juneteenth".

"Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth" by the newly freed people in Texas." 

read the full article "Historical Legacy of Juneteenth"

Finding a location for a history archives

Help us with a location to create a record of the past for future generations.

A goal of the Johns Creek Historical Society is to gather in one place the records and stories of the past to create both a physical and digital archive to preserve Johns Creek's history and make the records available to the public.

Currently, the growing contents of the history archives are housed in a private location. While not accessible to the public, information in the archives is constantly shared with both local, Georgia, and out-of- state researchers, authors, and family genealogists. Not having an appropriate space continues to negatively affect efforts to engage residents' help in preserving local history and our ability to accept valuable artifacts and documents.

Drawing above was proposed to meet needs in 2019.

Minimum Archives Space Needs - A climate-controlled and secure space in Johns Creek with:

  • A locked storage area
  • An area for history research that accommodates file cabinets, a map cabinet, a desk, work table, and digitizing equipment

See more about how research and gathering documents and artifacts are creating a history archives and research library.



History Questions

What's the origin of the name Cauley Creek?

What Johns Creek Country Club had their original club house and sales center in a renovated cattle barn?

A canal through here for barge transport between the Mississippi and the Atlantic. How would it cross the Chattahoochee?

See answers to these and more little known facts of Johns Creek history

Special Thanks for Donations


$1,000 from Commissioner Liz Hausmann. The Johns Creek Historical Society is honored to have received $1,000 support from Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann. Our thanks to Commissioner Hausmann for this support, her leadership as a multi-term County Commissioner, and her continued understanding of the importance of preserving history.

$2,500 from Johns Creek Advantage. Our thanks to the Directors of the Johns Creek Economic Development Corporation (DBA Johns Creek Advantage) for their contribution of $2500. We are honored by their support and recognition of the economic impact the Johns Creek Historical Society provides to the City of Johns Creek.


In Case You Missed It . . .

Historic Rogers Bridge Steel
Artist and public art piece commissioned to utilize steel salvage from the historic Rogers Bridge
Wilson cattle barn
A Johns Creek Country Club community had their original club house and sales center in a cattle barn
William Rogers historic home
Special program and tour given at the historic 1839 William Rogers House
Summerour Book
Charles Summerour's Book includes history of farms in Johns Creek
Macedonia Cemetery program
Descendants of Sam Jones met with Historical Society at Macedonia Cemetery
Taylor Sisters Interview
Filming descendants of the Rogers, Bells, and Taylor families
CCOS History
Resident of Country Club of the South researched the history of her neighborhood's land
History podcast
Johns Creek Historical Society part of Appen Media's 'Preserving History' podcasts
History exhibit
Local restaurant's exhibit of photos of Johns Creek's past & present
History archives
Adding to our history archives with research and with donations
Outdoor history classes for children during COVID
Macedonia Films
4 Macedonia films-a project of Mercer University, Student Leadership JC, and the JC Historical Society