Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 1871, Sautee-Nacoochee

This church was built by Captain James Nichols as Nacoochee Presbyterian, soon after he arrived in the valley and built West End. Freedmen were welcomed as early members. It served the Presbyterians until moving to Nacoochee Institute in Sautee in 1903. It is one of the most visually appealing churches in the area and remains an active congregation.

Nacoochee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Old Sautee Store, Circa 1872

One of the most popular attractions in the Helen area, the Old Sautee Store has been in business since the 1870s. A well curated collection of early general store memorabilia gets the attention of visitors upon entering.

A market next door serves baked goods and hand-crafted sandwiches.

 

Sautee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Sautee-Nacoochee School, 1928

Built to replace the  historic Nacoochee Institute, which was lost to fire in 1926, the Sautee-Nacoochee School and associated structures are known today as the Sautee-Nacooche Cultural Center. The school was abandoned in 1970 and its restoration and creative use should serve as a model for other communities. The 8-acre campus is also home to the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia.

Sautee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Sautee-Nacoochee School Gymnasium, 1930s

This recently restored gymnasium was built in the late 1930s for use by the school and the community.

Sautee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Hay & Stock Barn, Sautee-Nacoochee

Sautee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, 1927, White County

Captain James H. Nichols came from Milledgeville to the Nacoochee Valley in 1870 and soon thereafter established Nacoochee Presbyterian Church (present-day Crescent Hill Baptist Church). Freedmen were welcomed by the earliest members. In 1903 the congregation began holding services in the Nacoochee Institute, where they remained until it was lost to fire in 1926. After meeting in an open-sided shed and a dairy barn, they completed the present church building in 1927. The belfry was added in 1989.

Sautee Valley Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Habersham Theatre, 1937, Clarkesville

This Art Deco movie house was built in 1937; the building may date to 1920 with an earlier use and appearance. It has recently been restored and is now known as the Habersham Community Theater.

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