Auburn, 1899, Long County

This was the home of Helen Williams Coxon (1899-1989), a pioneer journalist,editor, and publisher (The Ludowici News). Known statewide as the “Lady from Long”, she served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate. She was also the first woman on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, serving the year it was created (1943). The home, known as Auburn, was built by Helen’s father, Harry Guston Williams (1864-1937), who came from Warren County, North Carolina, to Georgia, and eventually operated thirteen sawmills. It remains in the family.

Helen Reid Williams Coxon [Public Domain Photograph, via Georgia Department of Pardons and Paroles]

 

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3 responses to “Auburn, 1899, Long County

  1. Jack Prue

    Thank you Brian and all others who bring Vanishing sites to the web. I enjoy browsing as much as I expect Brian has enjoyed posting these historic treasures.

  2. wendell a. theus

    HI BRIAN, I HAVE PASSED THIS LOVELY HOUSE MANY MANY TIMES BUT NEVER GIVEN A REASON TO STOP. IT IS A SHAME SUCH A LOVELY OLD MANSION AS THIS IS AWAY FROM PUBLIC VIEW. I REMEMBER MS. COXON VERY WELL. SHE SEEMED TO BE SUCH A REFINED SOPHISTICATED LADY AND HER SHEER INTELLIGENCE WAS EVIDENT IN HER SPEECH AND MANNERS. SAD DAY WHEN WE LOST HER. BUT HER LEGACY LIVES ON IN THE LUDOWICI NEWS.
    THANKS BRIAN FOR YOUR CONTINUED EFFORTS IN HELPING TO KEEP A SMALL PORTION (AT LEAST) OF OUR PUBLIC HISTORY ALIVE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE.

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