Crystal Lake, Irwin County

Crystal Lake Irwin County GA Beach Scene 1980s Postcard Photograph

These photographs are from a postcard dating to the late 1980s and show Crystal Lake at the height of its popularity.

Crystal Lake Irwin County GA Beach 1980s Postcard Photograph

Cutoff denim shorts were a common sight on the beach at the time.

Crystal Lake Irwin County GA Swimmers 1980s Postcard Photograph

The lake was always popular, but when features like the Slippery Dip waterslide (below) were added, the park took on a new dimension of popularity.

Crystal Lake Irwin County GA Slippery Dip Waterslide Late 1980s Postcard Photograph

For images of the site today:

http://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2014/04/10/crystal-lake-irwin-county-2/

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J. D. Williams Store, Jacksonville

J D Williams Store Jacksonville GA Telfair County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Thanks to Julie Dopson-Swackhamer for the identification.

J D Williams Store Burgers Catfish Barbq Sign Jacksonville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Pecan Orchard at Sunset, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Pecan Orchard Sunset Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I caught this sunset near Shiloh Cemetery.

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Irwin Family Cemetery, Washington County

Irwin Family Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This historic rural cemetery is the final resting place of one of Georgia’s most important early governors, Jared Irwin.

Governor Jared Irwin Grave Irwin Family Cemetery Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

These three gravestones memorialize Irwin family pioneers: Governor Jared Irwin, General John Lawson Irwin, and Alexander Irwin. The slabs for Jared and John Lawson appear to be later replacements but the headstone for Alexander is original.

Governor Jared Irwin Headstone Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

To the Memory of Governor Jared Irwin – 1750-1818 – Colonel in the American Revolution. – Brig. General in Indian Wars. – Three Times Governor of Georgia. – Signed the famous act Recinding [sic] the Yazoo Fraud. Died at Union Hill, his County seat – March 1st 1818.

General John Lawson Irwin Headstone Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Sacred to the memory of General John Lawson Irwin – 1755-1822 – Captain in the America Revolution – Brig. General Georgia Militia. – Brig. General in war 1812. – Died 1st day of January 1822. – Buried with Military Honors.

Irwin Family Cemetery Alexander Irwin Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In Memory of Alexander Irwin – Born Aug. 29, 1792 – Died May 10, 1842. – Served in Indian War in Florida 1815.

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Ohoopee Baptist Church, Washington County

Ohoopee Baptist Church Washington County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This historic congregation dates to 1792 and was home to some of the earliest settlers in this area of Georgia.

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Board-and-Batten Tenant House, Washington County

Washington County GA Tennille Area Abandoned Tenant Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is located just outside Tennille.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Washington County

Washington County GA Tennille Area Tenant Farmhouse Tar Paper Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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