Old town hall moves to new location

  • The old Hayesville Town Hall came slowly down Main Street on equipment provided by Smith House Movers.
    The old Hayesville Town Hall came slowly down Main Street on equipment provided by Smith House Movers.
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A small piece of history traveled down Herbert and Main Streets on Sunday, Nov. 10 when the late 1930s Hayesville Town Hall was taken to a new location below the Old Jail Museum.

The building was donated to Historic Hayesville Inc. by Charles and Betty Benedict Thompson for rehabilitation as a Small Town Main Street project to be implemented by HHI as the 501c3 nonprofit organization of STMS.

The rehab project will be managed for HHI by Woodhaven Construction for HHI in cooperation withClay County Historic & Arts Council as owner of property where the building is now located.

The building was origi- nally close to the current Hayesville Post Office. Bet- ty’s father, “Red” Benedict purchased the building for $25 more than 50 years ago and moved it to the lot on May Street behind the current Rental Stop storage units.

HHI has a few photos but would appreciate any addi- tional copies from the era in order to compile a complete story about the building.

Anyone with information about the building and inter- est in supporting the project 

can contact: historichayesvil- leinc@gmail.com or stop by the HHI Centennial Exhibit at 116 Sanderson Street be-

tween 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Special appreciation goes out to Tom Eaton and to the

Thompsons for their dona- tion along with thanks to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Hayesville Mayor Harry

Baughn for coordinating the route around the square to the final destination.