The Historic Rock Barn is a preserved historic site that is owned and managed by History Cherokee. History Cherokee is a nonprofit organization engaged in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Cherokee County history. The Barn is used as an event rental space and proceeds go to preserving other parts of our beautiful county and allow us to serve as a trusted community resource for Cherokee County history. Let your story be a part of history by hosting your next event with us!
This Rock Barn was constructed in 1906 by Augustus Lee Coggins. It is believed to
be the only existing rock barn in Georgia. The Barn and the Georgian Revival style
main house across the street (former Wellstar medical office), constitutes the core
of the original 400-acre Crescent Farm which included the Cherokee High School
campus. Originally a stable for Coggins’ harness-racing horses, it was one of three
barns on Coggins’ cotton and horse farm.
The Rock Barn is constructed of stone quarried on the farm from the banks of the
Etowah River. It was built to be fire-resistant because it housed valuable race
horses, including Abbedale, who is listed in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.