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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 10:52AM

Organization offers $1,000 reward for return of items stolen from Banks County historic site

By Rob Moore Reporter
  Contact Editor

Thieves struck a 227-year-old Banks County historic site recently, stealing many items that helped to tell the history of the region.

The thefts occurred before Feb. 22 when thieves struck the Wynn Lake Road property, taking a large bell with identification marks BNC 2, two cast iron wash pots, a yarn spinner, tools for weighing cotton, and farm tools and implements.

In hopes someone will provide information leading to the return of all the stolen items, a $1,000 reward has been posted.

Fort Hollingsworth-White House was built in 1793 as a colonial defense establishment for local settlers in the area.

The fort, meant to protect settlers in the area, was adapted as a farm residence, principally by the White family.

Fort Hollingsworth-White House is operated by the non-profit organization, Friends of the Fort.

The mission of Friends of the Fort is to collect, preserve, share and promote the history of Fort Hollingsworth, Northeast Georgia and Appalachia.

Anyone with information about the individual(s) who took the items or where the items are located is asked to text (706) 244-1239. A theft report was filed with the Banks County Sheriff's Office.

  • Associated Categories: Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Banks County, burglary, Alto, Hollingsworth, Fort Hollingsworth-White House, historic site
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