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Abandoned Farmhouse, Irwinville

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Warren Farmhouse, Irwinville

Irwinville GA Vernacular Farmhouse Collapsed Front Porch Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Souh Georgia USA 2016

This was the home of Lawson & Irma Warren.

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Lieutenant R. W. Clements House, Irwinville

Captain R W Clements House Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Built after the Civil War (likely 1870s) by 1st Lieutenant Reuben Walton Clements (1836-1899), this plantation house remains one of Irwinville’s most prominent landmarks. Clements was commissioned 1st Lieutenant of the Irwin Volunteers, Company F, 49th Regiment of Georgia Infantry on 4 March 1862 . Though he resigned on 30 July 1862 due to measles, he re-enlisted as a private in Company H, 4th Regiment of Georgia Cavalry (Clinch’s,) on 2 March 1863 . He surrendered at Tallahassee on 10 May 1865. [Ironically, this was the same day Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by Union troops on nearby property also owned by Clements. That property today is home to Jefferson Davis Historic Site] R. W. Clements’ son, James Bagley (Jim) Clements, resided here for many years. He was the author of History of Irwin County (Atlanta, Foote & Davies, 1932). Clements was a member of the Irwin County school board, an appointed and elected judge, and subsequently served in the Georgia Houses of Representatives and the Georgia State Senate.

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150th Anniversary of the Capture of Jefferson Davis, Irwinville

Jane Tucker Gentry Who i Saving Jefferson Davis Park on the 150th Anniversary of the Capture Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Jane Tucker Gentry has made it her personal mission to keep Jefferson Davis Historic Site alive and well. She’s been able to do this despite a general lack of interest by most local politicians. I caught up with her at the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis. The festivities included a Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon, day-long re-enactments, free tours of the museum, as well as local food and craft vendors. Jane even did most of the baking herself. The event was capped off by a late afternoon showing of Gone with the Wind on the museum grounds.

Jefferson Davis Cowboys Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Capture at Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Members of the local SCV encampment were on hand, as well as other supporters from all over Georgia.

Jefferson Davis Historic Site 150th Anniversary of the Capture Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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“The Farm Was Our Own: Memories of the Irwinville Farms Project” – A Short Film by Erin O’Quinn

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/90821868″>The Farm Was Our Own: Memories of the Irwinville Farms Project</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user26571688″>Erin O'Quinn</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

This is a wonderful tribute to the Irwinville Farms Project! Erin O’Quinn expertly blends archival photographs with the anthem of the Great Depression, Happy Days are Here Again, to set the context and has a great interview with Irwinville Farms resident Edward McIntyre. If you’re not familiar with Vanishing Media’s Irwinville Farms website, visit this link:

http://irwinvillega.wordpress.com/

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Warren Farmhouse, Jackson Road

Irwinville GA Abandoned Farmhouse Collapsed Front Porch Southern Gothic Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

To see this Irwinville Farmhouse as it looked a little over five years ago, when the porch roof was still intact:

https://vanishingsouthgeorgia.com/2008/10/20/farmhouse-jackson-road/

Irwinville GA Abandoned Farmhouse Southern Gothic Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Thanks to Kevin Warren for the identification. This was the home of Lawson & Irma Warren.

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Irwinville Farms House

Irwinville Farms House Irwinville GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Like most of the surviving Irwinville Farms houses, this one has been expanded and modified, but it’s still a great example.

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