As a BHS Member, you'll receive our annual newsletter, be invited to special educational events, receive recognition in our publications, and most importantly, be a supporter of identifying, preserving, restoring, and promoting the historic resources of Buckhead!
If you would like to become a BHS Member, you may join one of two ways:
Print, complete, and mail back our Membership Form to our office with your chosen dues level. Click below to download the Membership Form.
If you are a bit more computer savvy, you can join electronically. Simply click on the link below and you will be redirected to our online donation page. Choose your preferred membership level, click add to cart, provide your contact information, and proceed with credit card payment. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive an official letter thanking you for your contribution within a few days.
Standing Peachtree Member ($50)
In existence as early as 1770, Standing Peachtree was a Muscogee Indian village located on the Chattahoochee River near Bohler and Ridgewood roads. The Peachtree Trail, which is now West Paces Ferry Road, led from the settlement to Buckhead.
Montgomery's Ferry Member ($100)
Major James M.C. Montgomery, reportedly the first permanent non-Native American settler in Fulton County, established Montgomery's Ferry (later Defoor's Ferry) at Standing Peachtree on the Chattahoochee River in 1837. Previously, Montgomery had been stationed at Fort Gilmer at Standing Peachtree during the War of 1812 and served as Indian Agent for the United States government.
Moore's Mill Contributor ($250)
In 1854, Thomas Moore built a gristmill just west of where current day Moore's Mill Road crosses Peachtree Creek. The mill was the site of a fierce battle during the Civil War in July of 1864 as Union troops fought their way toward Atlanta.
Howell's Battery Contributor ($500)
Captain Evan Howell, whose family owned and operated Howell's Mill, led a Confederate Artillery Battery during the Battle of Peachtree Creek, positioned on the crest of the hill on Peachtree Street where Piedmont Hospital currently sits.
Woodhaven Patron ($1,000)
Former Atlanta major Robert Maddox built this house in 1912 where the current Governor's Mansion is located. Boasting one of the most famous gardens in the South at that time, Woodhaven's grounds contained flowing terraces, water features, statues, and flower and vegetable gardens.
Irbyville Society ($1,500 to $5,000)
In 1838, Henry Irby bought a plot of land encompassing the present day intersections of Roswell, West Paces Ferry, and Peachtree roads. He opened a tavern and grocery on his property, which became known as Irbyville and later Buckhead after a large buck's head was placed near the tavern.
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor or are looking for information about our matching gift program, please contact us directly.