Jordan Farm, Calhoun County

Calhoun County GA Plantation House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vansihing South Georgia USA 2016

I’m not sure of the history of this house, but it’s one of the most perfectly classical I’ve yet seen. I’ve been told that it’s known locally as the Jordan Farm. Jimmy Webb writes that it’s now owned by Bob & Barbara McLendon.

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14 responses to “Jordan Farm, Calhoun County

  1. Robert D. Colley

    My great-grandfather and his sons built this house prior to 1850. It is the only surviving of three identical plantation houses, in the area, owned by William Colley. Family Cemetery is only a couple hundred yards away.
    Brian, I have more history on this house and family if you are interested.

    • Robert, I would love to know more and thank you for reaching out. You can email me at wbrianbrownATgmailDOTcom

    • lmarea3070

      Hello, Robert! I may have a family member buried in the family cemetery. I do genealogy. Can you help me?

    • cindy mitchell

      Would you know anything about the SJCollier house in Old Town, Damascus? My grandfather rented a house from his mothe
      r in law’s uncle, a Hightower, and then bought it around 1930. It was across from Joe Bryan’s peanut business. It was a heart pine with a kitchen connected by an open-air breezeway to the main house with 3 bedrooms and a living room area with piano! I’ve looked and called everyone for pictures………it was a classic. Joe Bryan bought the house from my grandmother when my grandfather dies……………..he sold the kitchen and dining portion and then used the other part for storage. Eventually, it was sold for the wonderful wood everyone wanted in their houses in the ’70’s and 80’s.

  2. Wendell Theus

    HI BRIAN, GREAT PHOTO. THIS LOVELY HOUSE SPEAKS WELL OF THE OLD SOUTH. ITS VALUES & STATELINESS ARE SUPERB. LOVE THOSE GIANT OAKS OUT FRONT. THE ONE ON RIGHT OF FRAME LOOKS HUGE! THANKS

  3. Jimmy Webb

    On our farm here between Leary and Morgan on the south side of hwy 37. Owned by Bob and Barbara McLendon

  4. Ben dooley

    This is a beautiful example. Thanks. Do you know when it was built? Is it located in an area I could drive by?

    • Trish @theoldpostroad

      My guess is 1840 . What’s yours?

      • Trish, I was thinking antebellum, as well. There are so many plantation houses in this part of the state that I’d be scared to venture a guess. But all the bells and whistles for 1840ish are there! I’d love to know more about it.

      • Ben dooley

        I would bet the farm it is antebellum as well. I am thinking that such well proportioned Greek Revival may have been a bit later to arrive in SW GA , but certainly no later than the 1850’s. It reminds me of another house sitting off to the south side of the 4 lane somewhere between Cusseta (sp?) and Dawson. It is great that it has survived and appears to be well loved!

    • Yes, it sits back on the main eastbound highway out of Morgan.

  5. Trish @theoldpostroad

    Beautiful!!

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