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Herod, Georgia

Herod GA Church Precinct House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This little crossroad has quite an interesting history. Herod Town was one of the last remaining Indian villages in this section before European settlement. Local legend maintains that when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here en route to the Seminole Wars in Florida in 1818, they met with the village chief, “Old Herod” and were on friendly terms with him.

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Herod Baptist Church, 1891

Herod Baptist Church Terrell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I always look forward to seeing this beautiful old church when I’m in the area.

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Herod Courthouse

Herod GA Precinct Courthouse Terrell County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Precinct houses are often called “courthouses” in this part of Georgia.

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Pinkston Road, Terrell County

Pinkston Road Parrott GA Terrell County Red Dirt Winter Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The further you go into Southwest Georgia, the redder the clay gets. This is a beautiful country drive right outside Parrott.

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Tenant Farmhouse, Terrell County

Pinkston Road Terrell County Abandoned Tenant Farmouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

There are two or three of these houses on Pinkston Road, near Parrott.

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Parrott, Georgia

Historic Main Street Parrott GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

First settled as a Creek village called Chenube in the first half of the 19th century, the post office name was changed to Parrott in 1889, when the present town was incorporated. It’s named for John Lawson Parrott (1838-1920), a prominent landowner in the area who donated the land which became the business district, including the school and churches. From its founding until World War II, Parrott was quite prosperous and once boasted the most millionaires per capita in the state. If you’re in the area, spend an hour or two walking around Parrott. It’s one of the nicest small towns anywhere in Georgia.

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wedge Building, Parrott

Parrott GA Wedge Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

It’s unusual to find structures like this in towns the size of Parrott. They’re more often associated with cities where space is at a premium. This one was likely built to take advantage of the railroad depot, which is located across the street.

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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