Invaluable historical and family records escaped damage and destruction Saturday night when a small fire broke out at the Coweta County Genealogical Society research center in Grantville. Georgia. The office is in the old passenger train depot and is stacked wall-to-wall with family histories, records, research materials and documents that have helped generations of Cowetans and out-of-town visitors trace their family roots.
The fire was reported just after 8 p.m. Saturday. The first firefighters on the scene discovered a small fire in the wall of the historic structure and additional units were dispatched. Firefighters on the scene were instructed to take special care to minimize damage to documents.
You can read more about this story in an article by Alex McRae in the Times-Herald at http://content.times-herald.com/298873861292138.bsp.