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We are open! Every Tuesday from 10am–2pm.
Come and visit and research at our new location
in historic Palmetto, GA.

You will find us in the old Palmetto Depot Train Museum.
Nearby on-street parking and a raised lot across the street.

New location:

You can find the Old Campbell County
Historical Society at: 549 Main ST
Palmetto, GA. This is in the Palmetto Depot Train Museum

And we have a new email address: askocchs@numail.org

This is the OFFICIAL call for volunteers.
We can use four at  this time.

Report to the Train Depot Museum

Learn the system, help with 'anything & everything". Comfortable clothes, & shoes.
Sack lunch is a convenience, 12-1, in at the Depot. 


PO Box 1022, Palmetto, GA 30268


OCCHS is in the process of relocating. That disruption and the Corona virus issues
have slowed things almost to a halt. But all email questions to our historians will be addressed
whenever possible—although answers, for the time being, will be from memory other than research.

PO Box 1022, Palmetto, GA 30268

Give yourself a fantastic gift and help with our expenses:

Campbell County Historical Society is a non-profit organization and therefore qualified to issue letters of donations for your income tax purposes.

We are here because of your donations—so help us and you'll be helping yourself. Please consider giving to us, we need your help. OCCHS, PO Box 1022, Palmetto, GA 30268 you will need to place a note therein requesting a letter of donation. 



Become famous: We always appreciate old photos to add to our collection. We happily accept pictures depicting history, people, places, and events related to Old Campbell County and all of Georgia.
We're looking for any and all stories about Campbell County, hog killin', turkey hunting, rabbit boxes, grandpa's snoring, and other tales from your past. If you don't tell your stories, they will one day be gone forever.


Email your stories to askocchs@numail.org, or use the old method by mailing to:

PO Box 1022, Palmetto, GA 30268


Great opportunity to improve your research skills and help others:

If you are interested in becoming an OCCHS Tuesday volunteer (hours 10–2) please contact OCCHS by email. On the plus side:

  • Learn more about genealogy and how to research
  • Meet new people who may have data that you need
  • Help others with their brick-wall family tree problems
  • Share your stories with other genealogy fans
  • Become involved with community history
  • Help OCCHS help others


On the minus side:

  • Nothing we can think of.

President Sid Brown. askocchs@yahoo.com or res. 678 850-6506,

Who are we?

The Old Campbell County Historical Society (OCCHS) invites you to help us preserve the history of our community. If you live in the area that was once Campbell County, the history is part of the place where you reside. And you are now a part of tomorrow's history. We invite you to help us preserve the facts and artifacts of the past.


Front of old courthouse building with four white columns and two staircases. Trees in front yard.
OCCHS was formed in 1970 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Campbell County Courthouse and the documents, images, artifacts, and information that are part of our county. Our home is the
old train depot in Palmetto, Georgia.

Sidney (Sid) Brown: President: 678 850-6506 (mobile phone)




OCCHS is a non-profit organization which depends solely on membership dues, donations and any money received from special events. The operation of the research center depends entirely on volunteers. Your tax deductible contributions are always appreciated!

Ask a question or make a suggestion

If you have a question about old Campbell County's history or people, send an email to askocchs@yahoo.com. We'll ask our research staff and historians to try to send you an answer.

Quarterly meeting: If you have a suggestion about future meetings or about possible speakers, topics, or anything else, please let us know. We need your input. Email us at askocchs@yahoo.com, or do it the old-fashioned way with a letter to:

PO Box 1022, Palmetto, GA 30268