Concord Covered Bridge

2019 Tour of Homes – Just a few Tickets Remain

Situated on either side of Nickajack Creek and the famous Concord Covered Bridge are two unique homes that will be featured on the Historic District Tour of Homes this fall.

The Miller’s House and Grist Mill are on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was con¬structed circa 1850 and occupied in 1856 by the Martin L. Ruff family who ground wheat and corn at the gristmill …
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2019 Tour of Homes – Tickets ON SALE NOW

Nestled on 12 acres in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District is an antebellum property and farmstead that boasts sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and exquisite peacocks among its residents.  The Ruff House will share its 163-year history by showing off its recent renovation on the Historic District Tour of Homes this fall.

Built by Martin Luker Ruff, a Cobb County pioneer farmer and builder of water-powered mills along Nickajack Creek, this home…
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2019 Tour of Homes – Tickets go ON SALE July 1st

Have you ever driven by that “Pink House” with the palm trees on Concord Road and wondered what it looks like inside? The Gann House aka Boxwood Cottage is in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District and will be on full display on the Historic District Tour of Homes

Constructed in 1841 by Captain John Gann, Cobb County’s first state senator, this 178-year-old beauty is showing off its best face ….Read More

Unearthing Cobb County’s Historic Maps

I have always been fascinated with maps. Old maps; unfamiliar maps; maps that hold lost information; maps that show secret buried treasures; maps that walk you through dark unknown caves, etc…. The best birthday party I ever attended I was…
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Poem: The Covered Bridge Exposed

The Covered Bridge Exposed, by Jeffrey Zygmont In wintertime one hundred years ago New Hampshire country people couldn’t go across a covered bridge upon a sleigh because the cover kept the snow away, and runners under sleighs won’t glide on…
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Concord Covered Bridge — Construction Update

I recently talked with the site supervisor to get an update on the Concord Covered Bridge project. He reports that work is progressing well with no major problems and that they are on schedule. To start the project, two very…
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Step Up to Clean Up

CALLING ALL NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TO “ADOPT-A- MILE” Saturday, October 14th, 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM, in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District. Step Up to Clean Up. Come by the Silver Comet trail head on Concord Road Saturday morning…
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Repairs to Concord Covered Bridge Begin This Summer

Cobb County has approved $803,000 for needed repairs to the Historic Concord Covered Bridge. The work, being done by Suncoast Restoration and Waterproofing, will begin this summer and should be completed before the end of the year. The project involves…
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Plein Air Painting at the Concord Covered Bridge

Spring is officially here, and the weather couldn’t be better for plein air painting. The Concord Covered Bridge has been a beautiful landmark in Cobb County since the 1800s, and has been painted by hundreds of artists over the years….
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The Covered Bridge

The Concord Covered Bridge is the focal point of the surrounding Historic District.It is famous as the only covered bridge remaining in Cobb County, still open to automobile traffic, and traffic counts show it as the busiest covered bridge in…
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