Category Archives: Cuthbert GA

DeVane-Jones House, Circa 1880, Benevolence

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Larry Ingram writes: This house in Benevolence, Georgia, was constructed by my great-grandmother’s brother, Monsh (sic) Keese, around 1880. It was purchased by my maternal grandparents, Crisp Charles Jones and Kathleen Crozier Jones, around 1943, and remained their home until my grandfather died in 1955. I have an abstract-of-title for the property from the late 1800’s to the time my grandparents purchased the home from a Mr. DeVane. The house and approximately 40 acres are still owned by the man who purchased the home and 40 acres from my grandmother for some $8,000 in 1956.

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Cuthbert, Georgia

Founded in 1831 as the seat of the newly created Randolph County, Cuthbert is one of the most architecturally interesting towns in all of South Georgia. From antebellum office buildings to Greek Revival houses, there’s something for nearly every taste. The public square is a beautiful green space where you can sit back and take it all in or if you’re more history-minded visit Greenwood and Eastview cemeteries, where many Confederate veterans and notables are buried.

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Peachtree Street from the Square, Cuthbert

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C. N. Simpson House, 1874, Cuthbert

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This is one of the most beautiful and unique homes in Cuthbert. Thanks to James Webb for the identification of this, and several other houses here.

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Cuthbert Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Baptist Female College Dormitory, 1852, Cuthbert

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Variously known locally as the Muse-Dews-Gay-Martin-Blaskow House, this structure, which has been enlarged and improved during its long history, was originally built by a Baptist minister known as “Uncle Tommy” Muse for use as the dormitory of the Baptist Female College of Southwest Georgia. The school was also known as the Cuthbert Female College. It operated until 1863 and was briefly reopened a few times into the 1870s. By the 1880s the property was given to the state and from then on was used for private residences.

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Kathy Wagoner shared these photos made while her uncle, George Blaskow,  lived here in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s nice to see how it looked as a residence.

George Blaskow Residence Baptist Female College Dormitory Vintage 1972 Photographs Cuthbert GA Landmark Randolph County Courtesy of Kathy Wagoner for Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

George Blaskow Residence Baptist Female College Dormitory Vintage Late 1960s Early 1970s Photographs Cuthbert GA Landmark Randolph County Courtesy of Kathy Wagoner for Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

George Blaskow Residence Baptist Female College Dormitory Vintage Kodachrome Photographs Azaleas in Bloom Cuthbert GA Landmark Randolph County Courtesy of Kathy Wagoner for Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

National Register of Historic Places

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Presbyterian Church, 1900, Cuthbert

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Cuthbert Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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John M. Gunn House, 1853, Cuthbert

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Thanks to James Webb, the present owner, for identifying this house. One of the best-known houses in Cuthbert, it was built by Mr. Gunn for his new bride. It was later owned by the Brown family.

cuthbert ga gunn house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2012

National Register of Historic Places

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