Category Archives: –THOMAS COUNTY GA–
While many towns and cities have lost their historic hotels, Thomasville is fortunate to retain the Mitchell House, a remnant of the 1880s tourist boom which helped make the city what it is today. A renovation was completed around 2009 which features street-level shops and restaurants, as well as luxury condominiums on the upper floors.
Perhaps the most famous landmark in Thomasville, the Big Oak (Live Oak Quercus virginiana) is thought to be around 330 years old. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a frequent visitor to Thomas County’s hunting plantations and a photography buff himself, once had his driver stop at the tree while he made a picture from a neighboring front porch!
For a history and more views of this Thomasville icon, see:
I was glad to see that this house, a longtime favorite with photographers and passersby, is still standing. And I’m glad the owner has placed a fence up front, to deter would-be vandals and mischief-makers. I don’t know if there are plans to restore the house or not, but I certainly hope so, as it’s one of the most imposing farmhouses you’ll find in this section.
For other views of this great property: