Historic Farmstead, Irwin County

irwin county ga farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

I last photographed this farm in 2010. In my younger days, riding all the dirt roads of Irwin County, it was always a landmark and a favorite. Returning recently, I was amazed how much the property has deteriorated.

irwin county ga hay stock barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The wonderful old hay and stock barn remains, but it will soon be gone, like the sheds which stood adjacent to it (left of barn, below). They syrup shed I photographed in 2010 is also gone.

irwin county ga stock barn collapsed sheds photogrpah copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Other barns, in varying states of ruin, are scattered around the property.

irwin county ga collapsed barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The barn below was likely a tractor barn.

irwin county ga collapsing hay barn photogrpah copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The storage barn or packhouse is holding up better than most of the other structures.

irwin county ga storage barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The tobacco barn is nearly gone, too.

irwin county ga tobacco barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 20165

It was a sad sight, driving away from the main yard.

irwin county ga historic farmstead photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

And at last, the old tenant house is still intact.

irwin county ga historic farmstead tenant house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

 

 

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5 responses to “Historic Farmstead, Irwin County

  1. Theresa Hannay

    This looks so much like the house my Gramma Lona Mobley ( nee Jernigan) Krebs grew up in.

  2. Julie Johnson

    Love your pictures!  Have you ever thought about taking pictures of the front gates of the cemetery and a few graves, along with the houses, in the towns you visit?  With genealogy so popular it might help people to find their family connections.  Just a thought. Jewels

  3. Janice

    Great pictures! It is so sad that this wonderful home site is going to ruins. I just don’t get the reason that someone would not want to save such a wonderful place.

  4. Dianne Atkinson

    Great pictures. Do you know the name of the road these structures are on??

  5. vanne hanisch-godoy

    Wow !! These are really good photos !!!

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