Schley County and its county seat of
Ellaville located in the Southwestern part of Georgia with
and because of its people from all walks of life have been
in existence for over 150 years. What we have today is the
results of all these different people and families and their
contributions to the area. The History of Schley County, Georgia
was published by The Schley County Preservation Society in
1982.The results of much hard work by many produced a major
accounting of the years past in Schley County and the City
of Ellaville. The Ellaville / Schley County Historical
Society, Inc. has been created to further the cause of
researching and updating this recorded history. Not to
diminish the previous work but that compilation has stirred
memories and thoughts thus generating information that was not
included in the 1982 printing. In some cases, material did not
reach the publisher and was not included in that
publication. History itself does not change
however what is known and recorded does. It is important
that the work of the Ellaville / Schley County Historical
Society, Inc. become a perpetual process so that the
information compiled is as complete as possible and
reflecting what is currently known.
A forum is provided (see menu above) on
this site for purposes of submission and/or discussion of
information pertinent to the area history previously
recorded or updates to that history.
Even if you do not live in
Ellaville/Schley County we encourage you to fill out an
application form and join the Ellaville / Schley County
Historical Society, Inc if you are a previous resident,
current resident, relative of a previous or current resident
or are just interested in the history of the area. A link to
a printable membership application form is provided below.
The Ellaville / Schley County Historical
Society, Inc. is looking to collect copies of pictures,
deeds, wills, checks, special letters or any other documents
associated with the history of Ellaville and Schley County.
Please send copies only. Copies can include hard copies or
files such as MSWord, PDF and jpg or gif image files.
Please send hard copies to: Ellaville
/ Schley County Historical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 175
Ellaville, GA 31806
Please volunteer if you would like to
participate as a member of one or several committees already
formed and listed on this site. Click on the committee
button in the menu above.