Historic Markers Across Georgia

Chesser-Williams House

Marker ID:  
Location: No Access
County: Gwinnett
Coordinates: N 34° 3.791    W 084° 0.304
  34.06318333    -84.00506666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Chesser-Williams House Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Chesser-Williams House

One of the oldest surviving homes in Gwinnett County, this house was built in the 1850s. The house was originally two rooms wide and one room deep. This style is referred to as an I-house. The house is unique because of the beautiful, hand painted folk art found on the exterior and interior, making it one of the only surviving examples of exterior painted decorations in the state of Georgia and perhaps the South. The unknown artist was a traveling German painter who created the artwork in exchange for room and board. The house was located on property owned by Sue and Gerald Williams and moved from its original site six miles away.

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Chesser-Williams House
Chesser-Williams House
Photo by David Seibert


he house was originally located on Ga 124 past Old Peachtree Road. It was acquired by Gwinnett County and moved to the Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Road, Buford. There is no signage indicating where the house is located. There is an unmarked paved trail leading from the northeast corner of the parking lot (to the left of the entrance to the lot as you enter), and the house is about 1/3 mile away.