Friends of Historic Woolsey

Preserving Our Yesterdays for Tomorrow 

Join us on our Preservation Journey!  


          “We search and we ask because it matters. Because history,

          without understanding the hearts of the people who made it, 
         is just a bunch of dates. Let us change the course of that wind.  
         Let us teach the next generations what it is that truly matters.”
                                –Joanne Bischof, from The Gold in These Hills

Our initial project includes the restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of the Historic Woolsey Church, the Historic Woolsey Cemetery, and the surrounding land. In addition to working with national, state, and/or county historic preservation organizations, Friends of Historic Woolsey also works with the mayor and the town council in historic preservation efforts providing current residents of and visitors to Woolsey with historic, educational, and cultural opportunities. We believe that Woolsey's yesterdays matter; we hope that you will join us on our journey, one that will connect us through the lessons, stories, and people of the past.





We are very excited to learn the heirs of the Reverend, Doctor I. G. Woolsey have decided to bring back to life one of the most notable and historic structures in our town. Our citizens have made it clear that preserving our remaining historical structures is a major priority in our long term planning efforts. The restoration of the Historic Woolsey Baptist Church will be another great step forward in accomplishing this goal in addition to preserving Woolsey’s small town heritage that so many have come to appreciate. We look forward to assisting the family in this effort in any way we can and appreciate their commitment to our town. 

Gary Laggis 
Mayor, Town of Woolsey 






Recent Appearances/Events

Date Venue Address
Date: April 1, 2023
9:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Woolsey Cemetery Community Cleanup Day Address: 242 Hampton Road
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Notes: Join us for our first Woolsey Cemetery Community Cleanup Day at the Historic Woolsey Cemetery in Woolsey, Georgia! Please bring any of the following items: rakes, trucks, weed-eaters, lawnmowers, ant killer, tarps, trailers, gloves, wheelbarrows, pruning shears, lawn and leaf trash bags, shovels, safety goggles, bug spray, First Aid Kit and Tecnu for Poison Ivy, etc and join in the fun! Due to forecasts of rain and bad weather, our workday is canceled and will be rescheduled.