Category Archives: –HALL COUNTY GA–

Candler United Methodist Church, Circa 1887, Hall County

Church history notes that all members of Candler Methodist transferred from other churches and the congregation was established on 17 July 1887. S. H. Braswell was the fist pastor. Charter members were the Bats, Cobb, Simmons, Heely, Little, and Coh families.

On a ridge behind the church is a small cemetery of reburials from the Dunacan Cemetery [not to be confused with the Dunagan Chapel Cemetery], which was to be submerged by the Buford Dam and Reservoir project on Lake Lanier in 1957.

The graves are marked by small stones with no identification. I hope someone has a list of names somewhere.


Red Elephant, Gainesville

This is well-known around Gainesville as a rental sign. Gainesville High School’s sports teams are known as the Red Elephants, a moniker they’ve had since the 1920s. They are the only high school in the country with this mascot.

Hester Carter House, 1873, Lula

Angela Horst writes: [This house] was built in 1873 by S.S. “Dank” Carter for his niece Hester Carter. We absolutely love this old house. It still has the original floor in the living room and dining room and it has the staircase is original as well. My family and I have been living here since October of 2021. We are only the 5th family to live in this house.

Clermont Hotel


Built around the turn of the last century, the old Clermont Hotel has been renovated and most recently served as an event space.

Dip Post Office, Clermont


Recently repaired, this was the post office when Clermont was known as Dip. It’s in the city park now.

General Store, Clermont


Warehouse, Clermont


Old fertilizer signs have replaced the doors in this historic warehouse. A nice lady from city hall noted that this was a popular photo spot in Clermont.



Roark House, Clermont


Clermont Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Wauka Mountain, Hall County


At 2612 feet, Wauka Mountain is one of the highest peaks in Hall County.