Rio Piedra Plantation, Mitchell County

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This sign marks an entrance, at Turkey Road, to Rio Piedra Plantation. This area of southwest Georgia is nationally known for its Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) populations and the hunting lodges which cater to the sport.

Tenant Farmhouse Rio Piedra Plantation Mitchell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is a relatively well-preserved example of one of Georgia’s most iconic rural architectural styles.

Tenant Farmhouse Rio Piedra Plantation Mitchell County GA Interior Fire Place Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I’m really impressed that the plantation has chosen to save it, at least for now.

Tenant Farmhouse Rio Piedra Plantation Mitchell County GA Wooden Window Shutters Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

There is a large field of gigantic chert rocks on the plantation. I’m not quite sure why they’re here.

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Janet Peek McGill writes: The rock in this picture looks like fossiliferous chert. It is really a very ugly rock on the outside…..all crusted over with crumbly white yuk with often, many fossils though. (which helps with dating the geology of the land and aboriginal peoples) On the inside is a beautiful rock, with chalcedony, vugs, druzy, sometimes hyalite opal, bands of agate and or jasper. It is stunning when faceted and polished. Native Americans frequently used this for knapping for their tools and in the Lee, Dougherty, Baker, Early, Mitchell county area, you often find native American lithic scatter along and near the outcrops of this type of rock.

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One response to “Rio Piedra Plantation, Mitchell County

  1. matthew surenko

    I own one in middle Georgia , I am attempting to fix it up as a place to get away , I do not have a lot of money , is there any places to get house parts and old pluming fixtures , I love old !

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