Precinct House, Howell

howell ga precinct house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

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7 responses to “Precinct House, Howell

  1. Jesse M. Bookhardt

    Brian,
    This building is definitely a voting house. I remember one that was identical or almost identical to this one. People in Jeff Davis County who lived in the Ocmulgee voting district voted there. The little white building sat vacant until election times, then it was active and served an important civic function. Communities that have this type voting house should conserve them as artifacts of a by-gone era. When a very small child, I thought the little building located in the Bingham Community was a small church. My daddy informed me of its true purpose.

  2. Carolyn Rentz McLeod

    You are correct in identifying this as a voting precent house. I cast my votes for a long time. The voting was all moved to Statenville, and the area voting houses closed.

  3. SAnn

    What is a precinct house? Does it have anything to do with a place to vote?

  4. Tom Robinson

    And, it’s almost identical to the one we still use across from the Frank Primitive Baptist Church, on the Frank Church Road (Irwin Co.).

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