2020 GEORGIA MUSHROOM FESTIVAL aka MUSH FEST

HISTORIC CAVE SPRING, GA

CAVE SPRING

Cave Spring, named after the cave with natural spring, is a small town that, early on, became a hub for education.

CAVE SPRING ANTIQUE MALL

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The Antique Mall is combined with a greenhouse and both together create a unique Charlestonian ambience.

THE PEDDLER Antiques

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"The Peddler" antique shop in downtown Cave Spring invites you to browse for gifts and serves as a hub of information of the town.

Historic Chubb Town

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Descendents of the Chubb Family who, in the 1800's established a black settlement on the outskirts of Cave Spring that included a grist mill, blacksmith and other necessary services, still live there. 

Chubbtown is a notable community because it was founded by free blacks before the Civil War. Nick Chubb, as the Bulldogs know their beloved tailback is a direct descendent of the founders.

GEORGIA SCHOOL OF THE DEAF

Georgia School for the Deaf

Founded in 1846
All GSD students will graduate with a positive Deaf identity as bilinguals in American Sign Language and written English, and will be prepared to make successful life choices. https://www.gsdweb.org/  

 

THE SQUARE WITH GAZEBO

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The Square is the lively center of downtown, lined by several restaurants and shops and bordered by the big gem of the town: Rolater Park.

CITY HALL

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The old buildings  have been remodeled and restored and are now occupied by the City of Cave Spring's Mayor's Office, administration and Police. 

CHEROKEE CABIN

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Listed as a National Trail of Tears site, the Cherokee Van Cabin stands at its original location on the  Cave Spring square.  Built in 1810 it is the oldest verifiable building in Cave Spring.  The cabin was recently restored and is open daily to visitors.

DRONE VIEW

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The mountains are not far as can be seen from the pictures the drone took. One hour to the northeast Alabama mountains, Little River Canyon and other wilderness areas.

ANNUAL 4th OF JULY PARADE

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The annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the town's Activities Committeee and everyone participates.        

SPRING BREW CAFE

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We have a new coffee shop in downtown on Alabama St.: 

Longer hours, fresh-baked goods and icecream.

CAVE SPRING CENTER VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

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The mission of the center is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal independence and employment succes

FAIRVIEW & E.S. BROWN SCHOOLS

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 Joyce Perdue-Smith is one of the members of the Fairview Glee Club, non-profit organization,  driving the restoration of this historical school for black children.  In a short documentary on YouTube (see link below), she introduces the history of the Rosenwald School in Cave Spring, Georgia, gives the history of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald and the building of 5300 schools across the U.S. South. 

"We invite you to become a part of the legacy as we ensure the restoration and listing of Fairview and E.S. Brown schools to the National Historical Registry, as well as, design and develop a permanent exhibit of museum-like quality.: 


https://youtu.be/k0O1sXYQtXo


 http://fairviewbrown.org/index.html 


FANNIN HALL now CITY HALL

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THE HISTORY of the CIVIL WAR in CAVE SPRING

Located seventeen miles southwest of Rome, the scenic small town of Cave Spring contains over 90 (ninety) structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

In October of 1864, after the fall of Atlanta, Cave Spring was the headquarters of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. It was here that General John Bell Hood met with General Beauregard to discuss future plans. The result of this meeting was the disastrous campaign that sealed the fate of the Southern Confederacy on the bloodstained fields of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee.

Fannin Hall, the original administration building of the Georgia School for the Deaf, was used as a hospital and it was here that Missouri boys of the famous “Orphan Brigade” were treated following the battle at Allatoona Pass. Ironically, many of these were the same soldiers that defended Fort Attaway in the action at Howe’s Hill just a few months before.

AND: Employees working at City Hall nowadays still swear that they hear doors closing and other unexplained noises when nobody else in the building.

LOCAL JOE'S BEST BBQ IN THE COUNTY

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SOUTHERN FLAVOR, GOOD OL' COUNTRY COOKING

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KC'S GROCERY STORE

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Grocery Store. Best USDA Meats, cut in store. Fresh Produce.