Category Archives: Fort Gaines GA

Clay County Courthouse, 1873, Fort Gaines

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Begun in 1871, Clay County’s vernacular courthouse is the oldest in the Pataula Judicial Circuit and one of the oldest in South Georgia.

National Register of Historic Places

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Mobley Hardware, Fort Gaines

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Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Coca-Cola Mural, Fort Gaines

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Restored several years ago, this early 1900s mural adorns the side of the Sutton’s Corner Museum. It contains a recovered 1840s frontier store and a mind-boggling collection of rural artifacts.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Coleman Opera House, 1880, Fort Gaines

 

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Wayside Inn, Circa 1850s, Fort Gaines

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This served as a temporary Confederate hospital in 1863. I believe it was built in the 1850s.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Brown House, Circa 1830, Fort Gaines

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This has served as a private residence and a hotel during its long history. The exterior attic doorway to and porthole-like windows on the frieze are quite unusual.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dill House, Circa 1830, Fort Gaines

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One of the oldest houses in Fort Gaines, the home of General John Dill has been expanded and altered over the years. Dill came to Georgia in 1817, as an aide to General Edmund P. Gaines. He was given command of Fort Gaines, a frontier garrison on the Chattahoochee River.  Upon the cession of Indian lands in 1826, General Dill retired and became one of the first merchants in Fort Gaines. A successful businessman, General Dill also served Early County as Justice of the Inferior Court, Brigadier General of the Georgia Militia and as an aide to Governor Lumpkin.  The house was purchased by Mrs. S. R. Raymur in the 1890s and remodeled to its present Victorian appearance.

National Register of Historic Places

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