Young Farmhouse, Circa 1880s, Ben Hill County

This house seemed sure to be lost, as it sat abandoned for many years, but luckily it had a happy ending. It was restored. It’s a central hallway farmhouse with a long addition at the rear. This photograph dates to 2001 and is among my earliest.

Dr. Johnny Young notes that this was once the home of his grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. J. R. F. Young) and his father (S. B. Young). They lived here from at least 1912 until 1927, when they built another home nearby. The Young family were among the earliest settlers of this area, the northwestern corner of present-day Ben Hill County.

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8 responses to “Young Farmhouse, Circa 1880s, Ben Hill County

  1. A classic farmhouse and a wonderful photo! I am so glad to know that it has been saved. I have seen several similar houses throughout South GA and several are in good condition with families in them. Many look similar to this, abandoned and overgrown. All have stories to tell.

  2. Raleighwood Dawg

    I, too, look forward to you posting the “after” photo. Thanks, Brian!

  3. Edgar Hughston

    LOVE YOUR SITE AND PICTURES, I AM A HOMEBUILDER
    A MAP OF WHERE THE HOUSE OR BUILDING IS WOULD HELP EVERYONE
    THANK YOU
    SINCERELY
    Edgar Hughston

  4. Deborah

    Reminds me of the house we saved in Screven County

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  5. TIM C GANEY

    Hello Brian,
    Hopefully one day you can include the attached on your website. The porch roof has collapsed and you can see where the central hall was filled in long ago. Its my understanding it was owned by Colonel Perry Collins (its on Collins loop in Odum, Ga).
    I also know of an old gas station in Jesup, Ga. As kids back in the 60’s I recall visiting it all the time as they had soda/candy. Back in the 60’s the small dirt lot around the pumps was covered with bottle caps. Its still standing although abandoned many years
    Ago. Let me know if interested in more info.

    Tim Ganey

    • I didn’t get the attachment, Tim, but I just passed Collins Loop the other day. It’s not too far from me and I will try to go check it out soon. Thanks. I’ll email you.

  6. Ben dooley

    That is good news. Will you be posting an “after” photo?

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