History of People and Place: Fields, Hills and a River
Cobb County PARKS and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society seek to preserve the 1830s Power-Jackson cabin by moving it to Hyde Farm.
- Detailed information is available at https://saportareport.com/preservationists-seek-65k-to-save-and-move-log-cabin-that-may-be-cobbs-oldest-building/columnists/johnruch/
- Additional information on Cobb Landmarks website, Save the Power-Jackson Cabin, including donation link: https://www.cobblandmarks.com/cabin.html
Successful harvest of the Hyde Farm Sweet potatoes
The Fulton County pipeline construction is finished and the trail from Johnson Ferry Road to Morgan Falls Dam is open again for hiking. Colonial Pipeline maintenance work begins at the river near Johnson Ferry and reroutes a section of the Johnson Ferry North NPS trail.
Cobb County resumes the work to nominate Hyde Farm to the National Register of Historic Places. In the river’s flood plain, CRNRA/NPS restricts hiking north of Mulberry Creek due to Fulton County pipeline construction.
Funded by the 2016 SPLOST, Cobb County builds a farmer’s equipment /work barn adjacent to historic Hyde Farm and puts infrastructure in place for a county demonstration garden. For increasing numbers of people, Hyde Farm becomes a welcome respite from the stress and confinement related to the Covid 19 pandemic.
2019 CRNRA asks for public comments on a proposal to develop a multi-use connector trail across Hyde Farm to Johnson Ferry Road. Cobb County staff offers monthly 2nd Saturday walking tours at the farm.
Hyde Farm Friends Foundation incorporates as a 501(c)3 to provide hands on support and interest in the care of Hyde Farm
Master Gardeners of Cobb County creates the Hyde Farm Community Garden which becomes part of the farm’s educational experience
Cobb County contracts with Leatherwood Inc. to do the necessary historic preservation work on all 13 buildings
Cobb County and the National Park Service purchase Hyde Farm from the Trust for Public Land and sign an agreement for joint management for the farm. CRNRA contracts with NPS personnel to create a detailed inventory of farm and household items
National Park Service personnel completes a thorough Historic Structures Report and a Cultural Landscape Report.
Hyde Family members complete selling the 135 acre farm to The Trust for Public Land.
Cobb County citizens vote for a $40 million parks bond to purchase land and preserve green space such as Hyde Farm.
Friends of Hyde Farm, a grassroots group, organizes and works to raise awareness and money for the purchase and preservation of Hyde Farm.
1821 - 2008
Members and generations of the Isabella and Joseph Power Family, followed by the Carrie and James Alexander Hyde Family, own, live and/or work on the place that becomes known as Hyde Farm
1800 - 1832
Portions of the Chattahoochee River becomes the boundary between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation.
1540 - 1838
European people begin arriving in and then taking what becomes Georgia as native people are overwhelmed and/or pushed out.
13,000 BCE - 900 CE
Archaic and Woodlands eras - Musgogees, Creek, Cherokees, and others live thorough-out the region.
350, 000,000 years ago
The Brevard Fault, a geological event, helps create and set the corridor of the Chattahoochee River