Newsome-Sands Farmhouse, Circa 1882, Tattnall County

Alex Collins reached out to let me know that he was in the process of restoring this structure, a well-known landmark to travelers between Reidsville and Glennville in the Hughland community. He wrote: My great grandfather Claude Sands purchased the house with 350 surrounding acres from Idy Newsome in 1941. The farm was a fully functioning homestead built circa 1882. The house has remained in my family since then. Until the early 1970’s it maintained a working smokehouse, hog lot, chicken coops, and a barn for livestock. Tenant farmers lived in the house until 1980, and after that, the house became a storage space for the family. I, along with my Aunt and Uncle (Regis and Steve Kimbrell), started a restoration in the spring of 2019. Currently, 5 generations of my family have lived on the property. 

 

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One response to “Newsome-Sands Farmhouse, Circa 1882, Tattnall County

  1. Carol

    Family home being restored–there isn’t a better success story than that!

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