The Community Development Agency, including all listed divisions, will continue operations at limited capacity, effective March 18, 2020: Business License, Code Enforcement, Planning & Economic Development, Development & Inspections, Erosion Control, and Zoning. All front-facing divisions are following special procedures explained in this article.
In Cobb County, there are 41 sites and 13 districts that are listed in the National Register and/or the Cobb Register. The Cobb County Register of Historic Places lists thirteen sites and two districts. The Concord Covered Bridge Historic District contains four houses, a railroad trestle bridge and the ruins of the Concord Woolen Mill by Nickajack Creek.
In order to aid in the preservation of Cobb County’s history, the county has sought to mitigate the demolition of historic structures by development. In instances when a historic building has been present on property subject to new development and the building cannot be saved, the county has required developers to properly document the structure before it is demolished. This includes hiring a cultural resource consultant to produce a history of the building and its occupants, along with archival-quality photographs of the building and its setting.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners initiated the creation of a Historic Marker Program in Cobb County in 2005 and set aside $50,000 for the program. The purpose of the program is to highlight historic sites around the county.
Historic Resource Survey
The Cobb County Historic Resources Survey was completed in August 2007. Historic properties throughout unincorporated Cobb County were surveyed. The Historic Resources Survey Report can be found below. Information, including photographs, about each of the properties surveyed (approximately 875) has been entered into a web based database called NAHRGIS that is operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Historic Preservation Division. The link to NAHRGIS (Natural, Archaeological and Historic Resources GIS) can be found below. The survey was completed with the assistance of a grant from the Historic Preservation Division.
- Historic Resources Survey Report
- Appendix A - Index of Resources Surveyed
- Appendix B - Inset Field Maps
- Appendix C - Index of Additional Historic Resources
- Appendix D - Significance of Johnson's River Line