Central of Georgia Railway Section House, Scarboro

Antebellum Plantation House Scarboro GA Jenkins County Woods Family Image Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I’m unsure as to the date of this structure, but I believe it’s late 19th-century. Rick Becton writes: My father told me this was the Section House for the Central of Ga Railway. My great-grandfather was a Section Foreman and this was his company owned house-so I was told. My grandfather, M. Ross Becton, was supposedly born in this house. Clayton Rhodes also notes: My grandmother, Bessie Parker Clayton, lived in this house for a few years around 1950. We called it the old conductor’s house which implied a connection to the railroad…

Antebellum Plantation House Scarboro GA Woods Family Image Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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12 responses to “Central of Georgia Railway Section House, Scarboro

  1. Lannie Wilson.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Clayton Rhodes

    My grandmother, Bessie Parker Clayton, lived in this house for a few years around 1950. We called it the old conductor’s house which implied a connection to the railroad. My grandmother had lived at the old Caddin place near Scarboro for over 25 years before moving to this house. After that she lived with her daughter Miriam Clayton Taylor at the Jenkins County Jail after her son in law Wilmer Taylor was elected sheriff in 1952.

  3. Rick Becton

    My father told me this was the Section House for the Central of Ga Railway. My great-grandfather was a Section Foreman and this was his company owned house-so I was told. My grandfather, M.Ross Becton was supposedly born in this house.

  4. BETTY KIRKLAND

    ALL THE STORIES I HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT SCARBORO TELL THAT THERE WAS A BOARDINGHOUSE AND A COLLEGE (NOT SURE IF MEN OR WOMEN) AND THAT IT WAS A THRIVING COMMUNITY AT ONE POINT IN TIME…ESP WITH THE RAILROAD RIGHT THERE SO CLOSE…IF YOU HEAR DIFFERENTLY, CORRECT ME PLEASE…

  5. Peggy Anderson

    A great old house and we are blessed that you have shared the photograph with us. Thanks. Would love to explore the interior. I know that there would be many stories to tell.

  6. Nancy Redman

    Lovely picture and I’m sure this house was magnificent in the past; it still has beauty. If only it could talk to us and tell the stories. Thank you for sharing your photos.

  7. I am impressed. I feel that I have learned something. I suspected that the plantation houses were not as portrayed in “Gone with the wind” but had never really seen an “average type” plantation house. I can try to imagine it with paint and people! It says a lot about the quality of the construction that it continues to stand along with the chimney[s?] and the windows not all gone! Thank you so much.

  8. Red Myers

    Hi Brian, I enjoy the pictures you post on this site, and can remember seeing some of the old houses and barns in my travels. There is a house north of Broxton in Coffee county on 441, that has a flag mural painted on the entire north side of the house. I lived in that house when I was a small child during WW2. My Dad left us there when he went away to War. I remember seeing a picture of it on this or a similar site. If you have it, would you mind sharing it? It would be much appreciated, Red Myers

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