Friends of Historic Woolsey

Preserving Our Yesterdays for Tomorrow 

 Help Save Historic Woolsey Church!


Friends of Historic Woolsey's goal is to preserve, honor, and learn from Woolsey’s past to benefit future generations. Named in honor of Dr. I. G. Woolsey, 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.

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