Chance House, Perkins

I thought this may have been a schoolhouse, but Katie Cates writes: To my knowledge,this was never a schoolhouse.This (The Chance House) used to have a huge front porch spanning front of house and was just old wood color, til the town painted all buildings red, some years back. This was my Mama’s home and all her siblings, all born and lived there til old enough to get out on there on. After then, when I was 2, Granddaddy Neely Chance died and Grandmama Alma lived there alone for most of my childhood. Granddaddy had a store that was right across train tracks from Hawes store…and a Cotton Gin that was straight across road from Hawes store til he died. Then years later, both were torn down. The roof of this old house, was taken by tornadoes, twice. I spent most weekends with her there. Then when I was 12-13, we moved Grandmama to Sardis…where she lived til she passed. The Post Office used to sit straight across tracks, between Cotton Gin and train tracks…most all my life, til some years ago, it was moved across to where it is now.

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4 responses to “Chance House, Perkins

  1. Katie Cates

    Please delete that video from my last comment. Was an accident. Was suppose to be a link to Donald E. Perkin’s book.

  2. Katie Cates

    Don Perkins wrote a book of the history of Perkins. I never got to read it,but possibly his book tells more.

  3. Katie Cates

    To my Knowledge,this was Never a schoolhouse.This (The Chance House)used to have a huge front porch spanning front of house and was just old wood color,til the town painted all buildings red,some years back. This was my Mama’s home and all her siblings,all born and lived there til old enough to get out on there on. After then,when I was 2,Granddaddy Neely Chance died and Grandmama Alma lived there alone for Most of my childhood. Granddaddy had a store that was right across train tracks from Hawes store…and a Cotton Gin that was straight across road from Hawes store til he died. Then years later,both were torn down.The roof of this old house,was taken by tornados,twice.I spent most weekends with her there. Then when I was 12-13, we moved Grandmama to Sardis…where she lived til she passed.
    The Post Office USED to sit straight across tracks, between Cotton Gin and train tracks…most all my life,til some years ago,it was moved across to where it is now.

    • Katie Cates

      Perkins,before 1906 was part of Burke County, known as Perkins Station. Then,in 1906 it became part of Jenkins County,and just shortened name to Perkins.

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