Category Archives: Ogeechee GA

Fishing Camp, Ogeechee River

Ogeechee River Fishing Cabin Screven County GA photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This private fishing camp is one of a few that still remain on the Ogeechee River.

Ogeechee River Fishing Cabing Jones Lane Fishing Camp Screven County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I hope these sorts of places survive well into the future, but with increasing pollution on our rivers, it seems a challenge. Just downstream from this camp, illegal chemical discharges at King America Finishing led to the largest fish kill in Georgia history in May 2011. And we can never forget that the agency charged with preventing these sorts of things, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, essentially colluded with the polluter in allowing permits that should never have been issued and furthermore waiving fines after this ecological disaster occurred.

Ogeechee River at Old Ogeechee Road Looking Toward King America Finishing Plant Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Abandoned Wooden Bridge, Screven County

Old Ogeechee Road Screven County GA Abandoned Wooden Bridge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Near the ghost town of Ogeechee on the Ogeechee River this wooden bridge still stands alongside a newer bridge, built in 1970. I imagine it was a scary trip on the Old Ogeechee Road back in the day, especially during flood stage.

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Ogeechee

Cracker Style Farmhouse Wooden Shutter Windows Ogeechee GA Screven County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is a wonderful survivor containing original elements such as the window shutters and chimneys. It’s a slightly different form of the “Cracker” style.

Cracker Style Farmhouse Wooden Shutter Windows Rear Add On Ogeechee GA Screven County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Front Porch, Ogeechee

Front Porch with Sky Blue Trim Overgrown Vines Ogeechee GA Screven County Photograph Copyrigh Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is a favorite landmark near Ogeechee. I was surprised to find it still standing. For other views:

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Single Pen Farmhouse, Ogeechee

Ogeechee GA Screven County Ghost Town Cracker Cabin Vernacular Architecture Overgrown Vegetation Pale Blue Clapboard Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This common style, often called “Cracker”,  remains a signature of our landscape.

Ogeechee GA Screven County Ghost Town Cracker Cabin Overgrown Vegetation Pale Blue Clapboard Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Green Barn, Ogeechee

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Ogeechee

ogeechee ga abandoned double pen house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This image shows the house in 2010. Below are images made in January 2014.

vernacular farmhouse ogeechee ga screven county photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2014

The room on the rear was likely a later addition and used as a kitchen.

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