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Saddlebag Georgian Cottage, Jeffersonville

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Gable Front Farmhouse & Shed Barn, Twiggs County

This utilitarian shed/barn is located on the same property as this circa 1930 bungalow.

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Hall-and-Parlor House, Twiggs County

This amazing board-and-batten house features a vernacular Greek Revival facade in the form of an open front porch. It’s a very rare form.

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Log Farmhouse, Twiggs County

This log farmhouse includes an attached kitchen, with siding likely added later. Window placement on the house suggests a remodel at some point.

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Holliday Food Store, Higgsville

This store was owned by Marion Vinson “Doc” Holliday (1902-1987), who also served on the county commission and drove a school bus for many years. I believe it was open until the late 1980s. Thanks to Ladonna Johnson for the identification.

I’ve not been able to find much information about Higgsville. A post office was established here in 1833 and A. B. Higgs was the first postmaster. The post office closed in 1843. It’s not on any map today, but the name lives on through an historic African-American church in the community. I suspect it was a plantation community and may have been a ghost town by the end of the Civil War. It appears on census rolls at least until 1940.

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Board-and-Batten Tenant House, Twiggs County

 

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Single-Pen Log Farmhouse, Circa 1890, Twiggs County

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Tenant Farmhouse, Twiggs County

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Dry Branch, Georgia

I’m not sure if this was a store or a community house but I understand that it has been recently restored. Other than a mid-century post office, now abandoned and replaced by a newer structure on Highway 80, this is the only public building I found in Dry Branch. A portion of Dry Branch is located in Bibb County, but I believe this is in Twiggs County.

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Jeffersonville Baptist Church, Twiggs County

I’ve been unable to locate a history of the congregation, but I believe the building dates to the first two decades of the 20th century, when this style was quite common with Baptists.

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