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Fairview School

278 Padlock Mountain Road SW, Cave Spring, GA 30124


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The Fairview School is listed on the Georgia Register of Historic Places.  This designation was bestowed on Friday, August 26, 2016 by the National Register Review Board of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division (HPD).

Similar to the National Register, the Georgia Register of Historic Places is a form of recognition which makes individually listed structures eligible for state property tax incentives and provides for a review of some state-funded undertakings.

The Georgia Register is the official listing of historic resources for the state and is maintained by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The Fairview School, located in Cave Spring was designated by The Georgia Trust as a 2011 Place in Peril to help raise awareness and support for the restoration of the historic building. The circa 1924 Fairview School building is one of the few remaining schools built to provide education to African American children in Georgia. Much of the history of this school has been lost, but the Fairview School building remains as an example of segregated education and the impact it had on the children of the period.

For more information the restoration and preservation efforts of the Fairview School, visit or contact The Fairview and E.S. Brown Heritage Chairman and Executive Director, Joyce Perdue-Smith, at 404-759-3918.



Fairview School, Cave Spring