Atlanta Community Management Blog

Historic Sites to Check Out in our Area

System - Monday, November 15, 2021

"Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks." - Roger Caras

For people who love to travel, it's always a different fulfillment whenever they set foot in old historical places. It's like reliving the places that were featured in our history books during grade school.

Today, we highlight some of the historical places in Georgia that you can visit!

Battle Of Kolb Farm

1581 Powder Springs Rd SW Marietta, GA 30064

The Battle of Kolb's Farm was fought on June 22, 1864, between Union forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker and Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John B. Hood. Hood attempted an attack on the Union force, but poor terrain conditions led to its failure. Much of the battlefield landscape has been altered and fragmented, some essential features remain.

Marietta Museum of History

1 Depot St Marietta, GA 30060

Built as a cotton warehouse by John Glover in 1845, the Kennesaw House is one of Marietta’s oldest buildings. The Marietta Museum of History tells the stories of Marietta, established in 1996.

Kennesaw Mountain

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr NW Kennesaw, GA 30152

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield

that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home

501 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30312

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in a two-story Queen Anne style house at 501

Auburn Avenue, in a neighborhood known as Sweet Auburn. The house has a one-story partial front and side porch with scroll cut woodwork trim, two porthole windows, a shingled gabled end, and a side bay.

Krog Street Tunnel

Krog S NE Atlanta, GA 30316

The short underpass was built in 1912. It connects the Atlanta neighborhoods of Cabbagetown and Inman Park. The graffiti tradition in the tunnel dates back to the 1960s, and continues to this day.

Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park and the final resting

place of many of the city’s most noted citizens. Less than a mile from downtown, its 48 acres are full of treasures – history and gardens, sculpture and architecture, ancient oaks and magnolias.

Bob The Turkey Statue

8672 Main St Woodstock, GA 30188

Bob the Turkey was one of two wild turkeys that use to strut around town back in Woodstock when Woodstock was farmland. A life-size sculpture made of exhaust pipes and other donated metal junk by artist Bruce Weinzetl. Bob, who liked to hang out in town, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in January 2012.

Tolley Community Management provides homeowner association management services to Metro Atlanta HOA, COA, TOA and POA Communities.