Take a Virtual Tour of Historic Westville
Colonel John West, concerned about the loss of traditional crafts and skills began, in 1928, to collect historic buildings and bring them together at his home place in Jonesboro, Georgia. It was there that he created the "Fair of 1850", a display of historic buildings and period craft demonstrations. Following his death in 1961, his collection was purchased and moved to Lumpkin, Georgia on 59 acres of land just south of town. What began with a core of six buildings has grown into over 30 on 83 acres of land. The newly created village was named Westville in honor of Col. John Word West.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of Historic Westville!
Click on a house to find out more information about the buildings of
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