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Historic Preservation Projects

Notice | 2022 COA Application Deadlines

Beginning with the January 10, 2022 Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)  meeting, Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications will be due at least two weeks before the next available meeting.  Click here to see 2022 HPC meeting dates along with associated COA due dates.  Please contact the Historic Preservation Planner with any questions.

Historic Driving Tour
Cobb County's Historic Driving Tour

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.

Demolished Historic Structures
Demolished Historic Structures

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.

Historical Markers

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. 

Explore all of Cobb's historical markers.

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.

Georgia's Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources GIS