Farmhouse & Outbuildings, Tattnall County

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Located just outside Collins, this Folk Victorian house is the centerpiece of what was obviously a busy working farm at one time. The only hint to its identification is the faded name Barentine on the mailbox, but I know nothing about it.

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There are a few outbuildings, including this one, which may have been a tenant house or workshop.

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Barns with utilitarian purposes stand in a row across the highway from the main house.

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I can’t be sure of all their specific uses, but a hay barn and pack house are among them.

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Tattnall County

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Anderson Primitive Baptist Church, Circa 1885, Tattnall County

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Replacing the original log church built around 1847, the present meeting house of Anderson Primitive Baptist Church is thought to date to the mid-1880s. Organized by Tattnall County pioneer Peter Anderson, the congregation, like many in rural areas, went through periods of great growth only to dwindle to low membership as members died and moved away. (Andersons alone make up nearly ten percent of the 1000+ burials in its historic cemetery). Luckily, a revival of the congregation resulted in what is today one of Tattnall County’s most active historic congregations to this day.  It’s among the most beautiful of the Primitive Baptist church yards I’ve encountered.

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Pyramidal Roof House, Collins

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This is one of two such tenant houses standing side by side. Both are on the verge of collapse. If they’re still standing in the winter, I’ll rephotograph them.

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Gable Front Houses, Collins

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Approaching Collins from the east on Georgia Highway 292 (Manassas Street) there are several vernacular gable front houses in varying states of disrepair.

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This was a very common style from the early to mid-20th century, found in both rural and urban settings.

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Plantation Plain Farmhouse, Tattnall County

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This landmark in northern Tattnall County appears to be in its final days. Thanks to Krista McGukin for bringing it to my attention.

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Recycled Art, Cobbtown

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These are located just south of Cobbtown on Georgia Highway 57. The farmer appears to have been constructed of old fertilizer barrels.

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