Film Set, Groveland

Groveland GA Movie Set of Glory East of Eden Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I took a turn off a dirt road at Groveland a few years ago and stumbled onto a fascinating collection of buildings. Though I was unsure of their purpose at the time, Bill Warnell, wrote in January 2012: Both Glory and East of Eden filmed scenes here. The buildings are original structures used in farming. Both movies painted the houses/barns for their purposes. The buildings last served as the town of Darien in the movie Glory. The movie called for the town to be torched by “the 54th” after they pillaged it as part of the War of Northern Aggression! Most of the buildings are still used for storage and can be seen from Hwy 280 but are ALL on private property. The Warnell family has long been associated with Bryan County. They lived in Groveland until moving to Pembroke in 1927. Daniel Brooks Warnell is the namesake of the UGA School of Forestry, one of the best-known in the nation, and the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest and Education Center, named for his wife, is an excellent resource near Guyton.

Groveland GA Movie Set Glory East of Eden Blacksmith Shop Warnell Family Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Groveland GA Sailmakers Sign Movie Set for Glory Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Groveland GA Warnell Family Farm Movie Set Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

To learn more about the Warnell family and their historic operations in Bryan County, visit the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest & Education Center.

http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/kahrs/h/warnells.html

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One response to “Film Set, Groveland

  1. Love it. Don’t forget to travel to SW GA for so much history. (Particularly Decatur County, Bainbridge, GA)
    Thanks
    Sara DiMino

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