501(c)3 Status

The Historical Society is incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Georgia and has 501(c)3 status, classified as a public charity by the IRS. Contributions made to our organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.


Thanks to all the individual, family, and corporate members who have supported the historical society!

Please join with them to support Researching, Sharing, and Preserving history of the Johns Creek area.

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Historical Society members honored for their service


The Johns Creek Historical Society is a relatively young community nonprofit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in January 2017.

Our interests are discovering, preserving, and sharing the history of the land, events, and earlier inhabitants of the area that is now the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.

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

In addition to research and preservation projects, regular meetings, and history presentations, we provide opportunities to explore history with trips to local cemeteries, history sites, museums, and to archival resource centers.

All are welcome to join us.

Our Board of Directors


Joan Compton, Co-Founder, President
Claudette Stecher Lopez, Co-Founder, VP/Secretary
Kirk Canaday
Marnie Gordon
Nicole Washington

Honorary Board Members

Richard McMahan
Millie Medlock Moore
Judy Webb


  History Research
    Carla Carter
    Joan Compton

  Macedonia Cemetery Project
    Kirk Canaday, Chairman
    Joann Ajlen, descendant of Sam Jones
    Emma Davis Hamilton, Georgia Genealogical Society
    Amy Little, community neighbor
    Elizabeth Olson, genealogist
    Jessica Plette
    Madyun Shahid, descendant of April Waters

    Joan Compton
    Marnie Gordon
    Claudette Stecher Lopez

Our Founding Members

Thanks to our Founding Members who in 2017-18 provided support to cover startup expenses and create a financial base for our new organization.

Linda Austin Dr. John Kohler III
Joan Compton Barbara Latham
Bob Gern Claudette Stecher Lopez
Trey Holladay Jan Mairose
Vicki Horton Ed Malowney
Steven Kramer Lynn Pennington

Jacqueline Bass Preservation
specializing in historic preservation planning, research and design, and museum collection consulting services

Six Bridges Brewing
Brewery and taproom in Johns Creek

Professional Affiliations
AASLH (American Association for State & Local History)
Johns Creek Chamber
Cultural Arts Alliance of Johns Creek
Partnerships and Collaborations
City of Johns Creek, GA Mercer University
Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau Spruill-Oaks Library
Student Leadership Johns Creek Six Bridges Brewing
North Fulton History Alliance Johns Creek Beautification
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center River Trail Middle School