Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses

Tenant Farmhouse, Long County

Long County GA Tenant Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is a great example of the standard “Cracker”-style tenant house.

Long County GA Tenant Sharecropper Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Walker House, Pierce County

Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Near Ramah Church Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South  Georgia USA 2015

Thanks to Julie Bennett Godfrey, whose family owns the property, for the identification.

Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photogaph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

It’s time is short but what a history it represents.

Abandoned Farmhouse Pierce County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Pierce County GA Abandoned Farmhouse Walkerville Mershon Area Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Dogtrot, Late 19th Century, Tattnall County

Leta Mac Stripling Farmily Dogtrot Farm House Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This was the birthplace and childhood home of the late centenarian, Leta Mac (McCall) Stripling. It’s located on her descendants’ farmland near the Altamaha community and is soon to be restored.

Dogtrot Breezeway Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015 B

From the front porch a view down the partly open breezeway, or dogtrot, leads to the rear kitchen, seen below.

Dogtrot Farm House Tattnall County GA Kitchen Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015 B

An ancient fig tree grows wild beside the kitchen.

Tattnall County GA Dogtrot Fig Tree Kitchen Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The bedrooms were quite spacious to accommodate large families. The original mantel remains in one, but is absent from another.

Tattnall County Dogtrot Leta Mac McCall Stripling Property Interior Fireplace Mantel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Dogtrot Farmhouse Tattnall County GA Leta McCall Stripling Home Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The small room seen below, at the front corner of the house, was probably used for storing vegetables or other essential items, though I’m unsure of its purpose. It’s much smaller than the two bedrooms.

Dogtrot Farmhouse Altamaha Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA  2015

This is one of the most unmodified dogtrots I’ve seen and I’m grateful to the Stanleys for allowing me access.

Tattnall County Dogtrot Side View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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Farmhouse, Tattnall County

Farm House in Pecan Orchard Tattnall County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This style was once very abundant in South Georgia.

Tattnall County GA Farm House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned Farmhouse, New Era

New Era GA Abandoned Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The beauty in the remaining New Era houses lies in their abandonment and their quiet surrender to the elements. I can only imagine the hard-working souls who once labored here.

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Farmhouse, New Era

New Era GA Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This L-shaped vernacular house was likely a tenant dwelling.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Ben Hill County

Abandoned Tenant Farm House Tar Paper Ben Hill County GA Williams Farm Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is located on the Williams farm in the Pine Level community.

Abandoned Tenant House Williams Farm Pine Level Community Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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