Mann Farmhouse, Toombs County

Board and Batten Farmhouse Under Ancient Live Oak Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Located near English Eddy, this old farmhouse looks perfectly at home in this grove of ancient oaks. June Dixon writes: In the 1930s this was the Columbia Mann (Mrs. Soloman Mann) home place. She was known as Miss Cumbie. This was a farm; the woodlands across the road were once open fields. There’s a small dip in the east bound lane of Highway 147 in front of the house. Many times it’s been filled in, but it always comes back. My dad said there was a well there. It was filled in and paved over.

Board and Batten Farmhouse Front Screen Door Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Other structures on the property indicate this was likely used as a hunting lodge.

Board and Batten Farmhouse Under Ancient Live Oak Rear Kitchen Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A detached kitchen remains, and was joined to the house at some point.

Old House Interior Floral Print Sleeper Sofa Abandoned Detritus Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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7 responses to “Mann Farmhouse, Toombs County

  1. I don’t know how or when the property became Attorney Steve Hall and his mother’s from Lyons, GA but I know they owned it in the late 40’s to 1975 or later because my late-law’s lived there. When Mrs. Hall and Steve died the property went to his sister and her son. When Mrs. Hall’s grandson got it, he might have lost it in a divorce settlement so I heard. My children and their cousins have fond memories of visiting there.

  2. June Dixon

    In the 1930s this was the Columbia Mann (Mrs. Soloman Mann) home place. She was known as Miss Cumbie. This was a farm; the woodlands across the road were once open fields. There’s a small dip in the east bound lane of Highway 147 in front of the house. Many times it’s been filled in, but it always comes back. My dad said there was a well there. It was filled in and paved over.

  3. Wendell Theus

    Hi Brian, Great photos again. That massive live oak tree looks like it is either extending its huge reaching limbs to protect this rare specimen house or spookily it might be fixing to fall over the house and destroy it with those same mighty limbs-you be the judge- would make a great “haunted house” or imagine this place in a big budget Hollywood movie??

  4. susie mcdaniel

    Oh I want it!!!

  5. What an ethereal photo the first one is. I have never heard of English Eddy before – does such a place exist?

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