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.
of the Society's biggest achievements 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
home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for group tours
upon request. Admission
to the house is $3 per person and children under 12 are free. The
Davis-Edwards House is also available 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.
more information about the history of the Davis-Edwards House, please visit the "Davis Edwards House" tab on this website.