Tobacco Barn, Cobbtown

Red Tobacco Barn Cobbtown GA Tattnall County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014


Filed under --TATTNALL COUNTY GA--, Cobbtown GA

4 responses to “Tobacco Barn, Cobbtown

  1. Allen Collins

    This barn is also owned by my uncle R L Collins of Valdosta; another one once stood next to it. Local residents might also remember the three tiny white tenant / rental houses that once stood next to the highway. The big white house was built by my great granddaddy Remer Collins in the 1930s. His father Adamsom W. Collins, or Addison, or simply “Base Collins” as he was more commonly known, built another house nearby in the 1880s. That house burned about thirty years ago. Older residents of Cobbtown might also remember two other houses that were located on this farm. My granddaddy Gordon “Base” Collins sold one of them around 1976 and it was moved to another location. .. The other house, possibly the first house built on the farm in the mid to late 1800s was owned by two sisters, .. former slaves, named “Harriet” and “Sophie.”
    Sadly, many of these old structures in southeast Georgia featured in this series are fading relics of a vanishing world, their stories often forgotten in the gray mists of time, ..or untold.. But if they could talk, .. what tales, both tragic and wonderful, might they tell..

  2. Wendell Theus

    Hi Brian, If I may,Title this photo “Beauty in Simplicity”. Great work.

  3. Victor McGough

    Are tobacco crops a thing of the past in South Georgia? One of my aunts took me to a tobacco auction in Tifton when I was nine. Again, thanks for all the pics.

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