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UGA grad students to conduct cultural resource inventory of Social Circle

Athens, Ga. – A team of graduate students from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will conduct a cultural resource inventory of Social Circle, a small city in Walton County, July 23-28.

The students are part of the college’s Center for Community Design and Preservation, which houses FindIt!, a state-wide cultural resource survey program sponsored by the Georgia Transmission Corporation in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, historic preservation division.

During the week-long survey, the students will identity and document all cultural resources within the city limits of Social Circle that are more than 45 years old and have retained historic significance and architectural integrity. Resources can include residential or commercial structures, religious structures and sites, cemeteries, and other locations or features. The students will pay particular attention to documenting mid-century structures, such as ranch houses.

“A cultural resource survey is the first step in the preservation planning process,” said Laura Kviklys, Findit! program coordinator. “Findit! has successfully completed more than 10 years of surveys, adding over 14,000 resources to Georgia’s natural, archaeological and historic geographic information system inventory.”
For more information about the survey being conducted in Social Circle, contact Kviklys at 706/369-5883 or

The Center for Community Design and Preservation serves as the public service and outreach office for the College of Environment and Design. The program provides opportunities for faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put their academic pursuits into practice. For more information, see