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Single-Pen Log Farmhouse, Toombs County

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This structure is already in ruins but I felt it needed documenting.

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Normantown Grocery, Toombs County

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Normantown is a very small and isolated community, but this store is quite busy.

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Corporal C. S. Meadows House, Normantown

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Adam Underhill writes: I believe this was the residence of my great-great-grandfather, Cannie Swain Meadows, a Confederate veteran. I believe he is correct in his assertion. According to the listing on Find A Grave, where this circa 19100 postcard was shared by Olivia Williamson Braddy originates, Meadows (8 March 1843-15 August 1923) was a Corporal with Company H, 49th Georgia Infanty. He owned a dry goods store and hotel, as well as Tiger Springs, a recreational attraction on Tiger Creek. Cannie, as he was known, had 13 children, all but one of whom lived to adulthood; several lived well into their nineties.

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Pyramidal Roof Farmhouse, Toombs County

Hip Roof Tenant Farmhouse Highway 56 Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

 

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Folk Art Storefront, Lyons

Lyons GA Toombs County Faded American Flag Folk Art Storefront Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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South Georgia Tobacco Culture, 1955

Georgia Tobacco Season First Day Music Celebration 1950s Post Card Collection of Brian Brown Copyright Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This rare postcard from my collection is postmarked 1955 from Lyons. I don’t know that the photograph was local to that area; it may have been a stock image sold in different parts of the South, but it’s one of my favorites.

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Mann Farmhouse, Toombs County

Board and Batten Farmhouse Under Ancient Live Oak Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Located near English Eddy, this old farmhouse looks perfectly at home in this grove of ancient oaks. June Dixon writes: In the 1930s this was the Columbia Mann (Mrs. Soloman Mann) home place. She was known as Miss Cumbie. This was a farm; the woodlands across the road were once open fields. There’s a small dip in the east bound lane of Highway 147 in front of the house. Many times it’s been filled in, but it always comes back. My dad said there was a well there. It was filled in and paved over.

Board and Batten Farmhouse Front Screen Door Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Other structures on the property indicate this was likely used as a hunting lodge.

Board and Batten Farmhouse Under Ancient Live Oak Rear Kitchen Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A detached kitchen remains, and was joined to the house at some point.

Old House Interior Floral Print Sleeper Sofa Abandoned Detritus Toombs County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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