Historic landmarks and stunning vistas
Once part of a quarry, Arabia Mountain is now protected as part of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. This otherworldly rock outcrop is a monadnock, a geologic formation that has the seen the ground around it erode away, leaving the mountain we know and love today.
Bruce Street School
Built through a grassroots community effort, the Bruce Street School was the first African American public school in DeKalb County. The old school building ruins that remain today stand as a legacy of African American education in DeKalb County and the power of community.
City of Lithonia National Register Historic District
Wander through Lithonia, which arose as a bustling quarry town and today retains its historic character with a bevy of buildings and significant structures dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Lithonia Woman’s Club
The Lithonia Woman’s Club, founded in 1924, gave women the ability to impact their community at a time when they were excluded from elected government and business; the club also housed DeKalb County’s first public library.
Located in the shadow of Panola Mountain, the Lyon Homestead offers insight into the lives of Georgia’s early white farmers as well as the enslaved people who created resilient communities following emancipation.
The Parker House
The oldest home in Rockdale County is an important part of the tapestry of human history found in the National Heritage Area. Built around 1822, the Parker House is a relic of white settlement along what was at that time the Georgia frontier.
T. A. Bryant, Sr. Homestead
This unassuming homestead was the home of one of the historic Flat Rock community’s leaders: T. A. Bryant, Sr. Built in 1917, this house and the surrounding homestead (including a barn and various other outbuildings) are a central part of the history of Flat Rock.
DeKalb County was at one point the dairy capital of Georgia. As the county rapidly urbanized throughout the 20th century, dairyman S. B. Vaughters’ sought a different future for his land. Today, we can all enjoy the meadow and historic barn he left behind.