The Historical Society of Walton County was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded citizens with the purpose of developing a community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods and heritage. The Society currently boasts over 120 members who are interested in preserving Walton's history through education and public awareness.
One of the Society's biggest acheivements to date was the purchase and restoration of the historic Davis-Edwards House in Monroe, which now serves as its headquarters. The home has been meticulously restored to reflect how a family might have lived in the 1800's and houses many wonderful pieces relevant to Walton's past.
The home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for tours on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission to the house is $3 per person and children under 12 are free.
The Davis-Edwards House is also available for group tours by appointment and for rental for various functions such as luncheons, weddings, showers, meetings, etc. For more information about touring this beautiful home or to plan an event, please call (770) 267-6663 or (770) 207-1229.
For more information about the history of the Davis-Edwards House, please go to Davis-Edwards House.