Working to preserve the memory of Georgia's historic Campbell County
Campbell County was formed on December 20, 1828 from parts of Coweta, Carroll, Fayette, and Dekalb counties. The Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832 also added land to this county. The original county seat was Campbellton, but this was changed to Fairburn when Campbellton refused to allow the Atlanta & West Point Railroad line through. Campbell County went bankrupt during the Great Depression and thus merged with Fulton County in 1932. The area is now commonly referred to as “South Fulton.”
Old Campbell County Historical Society (OCCHS) was formed in 1971 with a mission to be the repository for documents, artifacts, and oral histories that might otherwise be lost due to Campbell no longer being an official county. Headquartered at the Historic Train Depot in Palmetto, Georgia, our facility includes a research library, museum, and large collection of documents and images related to Campbell County and surrounding areas.
Map of Campbell County, Georgia in 1895
Louisa May Alcott
We love our visitors, so feel free to stop by during normal business hours.
549 Roosevelt Highway, Palmetto, Georgia 30268, United States
Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm