Dixon Farmhouse, Appling County

Cracker Farmhouse Appling County GA Vernacular Architecture Landmark Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is a new edit of a photograph made in late 2010. After traveling past the place for several years without knowing the house existed, I was amazed when the property owners cleared the land and exposed it. It’s among the nicest examples of so-called Cracker style I’ve seen. Larry Dixon writes: This is the very house my father was born in. My father was Kenneth Dixon, and was born in 1926 to A. M. (Bug) and Josey Miles Dixon. The property is now owned and maintained by my father”s first cousin.

Jesse Bookhardt commented on the original version on 9 February 2012:  I was born in a share cropper’s cracker shack like this one and seeing them still evokes strong emotions. We need never forget our heritage though for many of us we have long left that world behind. Once you have South Georgia sand in your brogan shoe, it never completely leaves.

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6 responses to “Dixon Farmhouse, Appling County

  1. This is the very house my father was born in. It is located on SR-203 east of SR-15 in the Surrency, Ga.area. My father was Kenneth Dixon, and was born in 1926 to A. M. (Bug) and Josey Miles Dixon. The property is now owned and maintained by my father”s first cousin.

  2. Keri Crosby

    Where is this house? Would love to add it to some tourism information. Please contact me (Keri Crosby) at 912-367-7731 or email me at chamberdirector@baxley.org . This is great heritage to show for our community.

  3. Janice standifer

    Born and raised in them

  4. Kester Legal Svcs

    Nice one!

    Glenna Jo KesterKester Legal Serviceswww.KesterLegalServices.com850-210-4568

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