Welcome to the home of the

Sandy Springs Historic Preservation Society

URGENT!  Action required to preserve the Cultural and Historic Resources of the city.

Click here to see an open letter to the Mayor and City Council, as well as other government officials and the press.

Click here for the latest followup and related press reports.

Click here for the latest press on the need for a Historic Review Board.

 

Thank you to to all that recently attended the Lecture Series on the History of Sandy Springsat Sandy Springs City Hall

S.S.H.P.S.  was created in July, 2009.  The purpose for this entity is to try to collect and preserve the history of the Sandy Springs and  the surrounding areas for future generations.  

Another primary goal of SSHPS is to help educate those who will influence the growth and direction of our community in the future.

We are filing for recognition as a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax exemptnon-profit organization.  Fair Use Notice: This non-profit site may  inadvertently contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the Copyright Law. This material is distributed without profit.  

 Our History  

The area encompassing what is now known as Sandy Springs, Georgia has been defined by its water features since prehistoric times.  Bounded by the Chattahoochee River on the north and west, the area is dotted with numerous fresh water springs flowing from the sides of several predominant ridgelines that cross the landscape.  Both the springs and the river have played parts in the lives and cultures that have inhabited the area.  There is solid archeological evidence that native Americans have lived here since as early as 8,000 B.C.

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