Friends of Historic Woolsey's goal is to preserve, honor, and learn from Woolsey’s past to benefit future generations. Named in honor of Reverend I. G. Woolsey, MD, a minister, doctor, farmer, landowner, and philanthropist, Woolsey, originally called Woolseyville, was a thriving town in its heyday. The town had a train depot, school, bank, post office, jail, millinery, blacksmith shop, cotton gin, peach packing plant, doctor’s office, lumber business, general store, and church. Trains from the Atlanta-Hawkinsville Railroad Company carried cotton, peaches, and other crops north to Atlanta. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would frequently stop in Woolsey on his train rides to Warm Springs.