The Hembree Farm, circa. 1835, is an ongoing project for our Society. We are working to preserve a portion of the original Hembree farmstead, one of the oldest in north Fulton County. Amariah Hembree and his son, Elihu Hembree, were pioneer settlers in the 1830s on land once occupied by Cherokee farmers. The Hembrees grew cotton for the old Roswell Manufacturing Company, and, along with other early settlers, organized the Lebanon Baptist Church at their farmhouse in 1835.
After eight generations of family ownership, the house, detached kitchen, two corn cribs, and one acre of land were gifted to the Society by a family descendant. The Society has established a fund for the restoration of the structures, and tax deductible donations are welcome.
Additionally, we hold preservation workdays and fund raising events to forward our efforts at this site. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming preservation workdays or other Hembree events. Contact a preservationist at