What We Did
Strategically acquired property from private landowners, maintained the integrity of multiple outbuildings, and conveyed the property to the National Park Service
Protect a piece of Georgia history from development.
“Hyde Farm is a true Georgia treasure and, with the increasing development around the Atlanta area, it’s only right we protect and preserve this special place.
This land acquisition was successful because of the dedication of the many folks in Cobb County, the Trust for Public Land, and the Friends of Hyde Farm, who have been involved in protecting this green space for many years. It is due to their efforts that families will be able to enjoy this tremendous educational tool and recreational tool for generations to come.”
Atlanta has pushed outward in all directions, churning farmland and forest into subdivisions and shopping malls. To find a 19th-century farm near a busy intersection of suburban roads is an odd discovery indeed—and a site well worth protecting.