Land that was wasting has been restored to productive use, and the new farms have created jobs throughout the state.
As part of a renewed interest in the past, many buildings were restored and returned to residential use.
In the nineteenth century it was eventually restored to religious use as a parish church.
In the 1980's, it was restored and returned to civic use.
After the independence of Georgia, the building was restored to active religious use.
It was burned out much later but eventually restored and converted to residential use.
Since then, a number of the old mills in town have been restored and converted to new use.
Recently purchased by local Masons to restore and return to original use.
But the long-term plan is to obtain diesel engines and restore the railway to commercial use.
It was restored to religious use in 1615 as a Protestant church.