Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Hardman Farm State Historic Site
Hardman Farm State Historic Site
143 Highway 17 • Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571


The 162 acre Hardman Farm is located along the Chattahoochee River just south of Helen, Georgia. The house, built in 1870 by Captain James Nichols, is a grand example of Italianate architecture and was originally known as “West End” because it was at the west end of the Nacoochee valley. The last owner was the family of Lamartine Hardman who was Governor of Georgia from 1927-1931. The property was lovingly preserved by the Hardman family and was donated to the state of Georgia in 1999. The Nacoochee Indian Mound with its little gazebo is one of the most recognized landmarks in Georgia. The Nacoochee Mound is a burial site and was probably used long before the Cherokee inhabited the area. 

Hardman Farm State Historic Site
Mound across from Hardman Farm photo by Harry Chastain

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