Gordon County
Historic Preservation Commission
January 3, 2022

Members Present
Kenny Padgett, Chairman
Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman
David Mitchell
Jeff Henderson
Jim Weaver

Staff Present
Ursula Richardson, Planning & Development
Sandy Padgett, Secretary

Regular Meeting

Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:14 p.m.; welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from November 1, 2021 meeting were presented for review and approval. Jim Weaver made motion to approve; seconded by David Mitchell. All voted aye.

Commission Reports

Betty Ann Surdykowski informed HPC the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have selected seven members to participate in the 2022 Remembrance of the Removal Ride. The ride will retrace the northern Trail of Tears. The ride would leave from New Echota in June 2022 and ride to Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Jeff Henderson has been researching tax records. In his research he discovered the Ingall House was constructed in 1887. The Ledbetter home on Fite Bend Road shows construction to be 1920’s, which originally was a hospital belonging to Dr. Fite.

Jim Weaver gave HPC a brief update on the renovations to the Oakleigh Historical House. He stated the renovations are completed on the inside. Outside work is complete, except for masonry work. Chairman Padgett stated the house was in need of extensive renovations/restorations.

Chairman Padgett presented HPC a detailed inventory list of approximately $75,000 of artifacts to be housed in the Civil War Museum in Resaca. Anticipated opening for the museum is May 2022.

Unfinished Business

Resaca parks continue to remain open. Parks have some maintenance issues that need to be addressed.

New Business

Chairman Padgett informed HPC members of upcoming Chickamauga Civil War Show to be held January 29th – 30Th in Dalton at the Trade Center.


Next scheduled HPC meeting will be announced, depending on business that needs to be handled. Jeff Henderson made motion to adjourn; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:26 p.m.

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