Log Tobacco Barn, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Adamsons Split Log Tobacco Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I first photographed this barn at Adamson’s Split five years ago; it’s a testament to the skill with which it was built that it’s still standing.

Tattnall County GA Adamsons Split Collapsing Log Tobacco Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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2 responses to “Log Tobacco Barn, Tattnall County

  1. Someone please save this log cabin barn. It has so many memories.

  2. Carrol C, "Red" Myers

    Brian, I remember helping my Dad build a log barn like this one in Coffee county. We cut the pine saplings with a crosscut saw, peeled the bark off with a shovel, then cured the logs for a few weeks to allow them to shrink. My Daddy cut the notches at the ends with a hatchet. The logs were all the exact length, and were notched the same distance from each end of each log. The spaces between the logs were “chinked” or, “dobbed” with clay which had to be repaired on occasion as the heating of the flue pipes caused more shrinking of the logs. Looks like the one in these pictures may have been chinked with cement. The earliest barns were al mostly log ones but evolved over the flue cured tobacco era, My Daddy built three brick ones for a man with a large tobacco acreage near Broxton just after world war 2. I have a picture of the last one that was still standing a few years ago, don’t know if it’s still there or not.
    thanks for posting soon to be forgotten history.

    Red Myers

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