The concept of Friends of Historic Woolsey originated in November of 2019 when descendants of Reverend I. G. Woolsey, M.D. attended a meeting at Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. The church’s leadership wanted to honor Woolsey’s wishes that specified if the church no longer used the historic building, it would revert to Woolsey's descendants. After consulting with descendants and community members, the descendants decided to form a nonprofit to restore the historic church, historic cemetery, and other properties in and around Woolsey, Georgia.
Our MissionFriends of Historic Woolsey's mission is to restore, preserve, protect, conserve, and where possible, rehabilitate and revitalize historic buildings, sites, and landscapes that contribute to the cultural heritage in and around Woolsey, Georgia.