Thanks to Tricia Self for the identification. She wrote, in part, that the house was moved in the early 1900s from another site about 500 yards away. It was done with the chimneys still attached and rolled on log rollers guided by a man driving mules. Nothing was packed up, and the plan was to replace anything they needed to, but they say not a thing was broken! Stuart Bragg also relayed the same story, so it must be a well-known local legend.
Category Archives: Sylvania GA
Built to protect valuable records from fire, the courthouse for which this building served as an annex and clerk’s office is sadly gone. The iconic courthouse which served Sylvania from 1897 until 1963 was ordered demolished by the county and replaced with a boring modern courthouse on the edge of town. It was a significant loss. Today, the annex is home to the Screven County Development Authority and the Chamber of Commerce. Stop by if you’re in town.