Group is Seeking to Save 'Old Westville'

By Richard Harris

February 28, 2024

The Journal reported recently on the demise of Historic Westville, which was moved from the smalltown of Lumpkin to Columbus in an ill-fated venture around 10 years ago. The future of the regional historic homes and buildings there is still up in the air.
 On a related note, that sad development has sparked renewed interest in the "Old Westville" - the portion of the historic village/museum that remains in Lumpkin.
 According to "Keep Westville in Lumpkin (KWIL)" the property (and remaining buildings) of the original Westville site in Lumpkin can be purchased for $275,000. A couple has reportedly provided "earnest money" to give the group until March 16 to buy/save the property.
 The purchase would include the 57 acres of land, the DuBose entrance and e...

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