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Hinesville gets money to survey historic structures
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A worker calks around windows of the old Liberty County Jail in downtown Hinesville. Last year the historic structure was renovated and re-opened as offices and a museum, - photo by Courier file photo
ATLANTA — Ten Georgia communities, including Hinesville, will receive federal grants to conduct historic preservation projects, which will begin in May and be completed by August 2010.
A total of $75,395 in grants from the FFY2009 Historic Preservation Fund were awarded this year. This year’s projects include four historic resource surveys, a National Register nomination, a design guidelines publication, two promotional brochures, Web site development for a cemetery and rehabilitation drawings for a courthouse.
The $3,000 to Hinesville is to conduct a survey of the city’s historic resources.
Others cities that received grants were Albany, $2,760;  Augusta/Richmond County, $8,400; Dahlonega, $6,600; Decatur, $6,000; Gainesville, $18,900; Hawkinsville, $6,000; Montezuma, $6,400; Valdosta, $3,000; and Vienna, $14,335.
The grants are provided through the Historic Preservation Fund from the U.S. Department of the Interior and are administered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Each year, Georgia’s 77 certified governments are eligible for the 60 percent federal/40 percent local grants.
HPD Director Ray Luce said, “These grants help local governments and their preservation commissions carry out a variety of preservation projects that help retain and use significant historic properties, thus assuring that these resources are protected for future generations.”
Funding may be used for a variety of preservation activities, including archaeological and historic surveys, National Register nominations, educational and promotional activities and publications, heritage tourism and preservation plans.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources serves as Georgia’s state historic preservation office. For more information, call (404) 656-2840 or go to
For information on HPD’s historic preservation grant programs, call Carole Moore at (404) 463-8434 or e-mail at
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