Silas Wheeler House, Bacon County

Pioneer Log House Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Stephen Dubberly shared this history of the house, via Richard Wheeler: The house is owned by Dr. Hank Wheeler; it was built by his grandfather, Silas Wheeler in the early 1900s.

Pioneer Log House Details Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Typical of pioneer log structures, the material is rough-hewn.

Pioneer Log House Interior Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Mud chinking served as the insulation, but over time, much of this has disintegrated.

Pioneer Log House Bacon County GA Joinery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

As seen here, the structure is actually two smaller log buildings set together to make a larger whole.

Bacon County Pioneer Log Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

A nice old log barn survives (barely) on the property, as well.

Bacon County GA Log Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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5 responses to “Silas Wheeler House, Bacon County

  1. Janey Ursrey

    My grandfather farmed for Mr. Silas and my mom remembers living in this very house as a child! She was so moved to see the awesome picture of a childhood home. Thanks you so much for making her day

  2. I am a Bacon County native and would love to know the part of the county where this house is located. I know many Wheelers in Bacon County and am really curious about this particular home.

  3. Betty McKee

    Where is Bacon County is this located?

  4. Susan Mcdaniel

    Good to see postings of Bacon County. That is where I was born and grew up. When I go I love to ride the old dirt roads.

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