Benajah Peterson House, 1906, Douglas

douglas ga benajah peterson house sims funeral home photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Built by Coffee County pioneer Benajah Peterson and later known as Stapleton’s Boarding House, this Victorian landmark now serves as Sims Funeral Home.

Downtown Douglas Historic District, National Register of Historic Places



Filed under --COFFEE COUNTY GA--, Douglas GA

5 responses to “Benajah Peterson House, 1906, Douglas

  1. Jean Bowlin

    Are any of Benajah relatives around

  2. Bill Hoover

    I’ve been here a few times for funerals.

  3. Fay Stapleton Burnett

    Does anyone know the name of the Stapleton that had a boarding house there? Or , are any family members still in the area? Thanks . Fay Stapleton Burnett, Winder, Ga.

  4. sck

    Benajah imported the trees in front of the home, which now houses Sims Funeral Home, from India. He also donated the land that South Georgia College now sits on, as well as the land for the city cemetery where he had planted beautiful Cedar trees which he imported from Lebanon.

  5. I think this is a long past relative.

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