Hyde Farm

Hyde Farm, GAPhoto credit: Darcy Kiefel

Hyde Farm, on the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, has changed little from the early 1900s. The Hyde family bought the farm in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance of his stalwart mule, Nell, even as the land around the farm was consumed by urban sprawl. J.C.'s father made him promise that the farm would never be sold for development. TPL helped J.C. keep this promise, beginning in 1992 when we conserved 40 acres of the farm for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. In the summer of 2010, TPL protected the final piece of the historic Hyde Farm by conveying it to the National Park Service.