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Turpentine Cabin, Wefanie

Wefanie GA Long County Abandoned Farmhouse Turpentine Shack Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

From what someone who once lived in the community told me about Wefanie, I believe this was used as a tenant house for turpentine workers. Though it doesn’t resemble most turpentine cabins I’ve photographed, I’ll identify it as such until I know differently. Along with the privy and barn in the two posts that follow this one, it was recently exposed when the surrounding woods were thinned.

Wefanie GA Long County Abandoned Vernacular Farmhouse Turpentine Era Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Wefanie was never really a town in the proper sense of the word, but was a busy logging and turpentine community with its own whistle-stop in its prime. I have no idea where the name originates.

Wefanie GA Long County Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

The cardboard seen below was used for insulation.

Wefanie GA Long County Vernacular Farmhouse Cardboard Insulation Tenant Shack Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

As the Fanta carton would suggest, this was probably occupied well beyond the turpentine era. This is one sight I’m glad to see vanishing.

Wefanie GA Long County Abandoned Turpentine Shack Cardboard Fanta Drink Boxes Used as Insulation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Privy, Wefanie

Abandoned Privy Outhouse Wefanie GA Long County Picture Image Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Old privies, or outhouses as they’re more commonly known in our neck of the woods, are quite rare these days. They’re still found at some country churches and a few people have retained them on family properties, but most seen today are reproductions put to other uses, such as tool or potting sheds.

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Abandoned Barn, Wefanie

Abandoned Barn Ruins Wefanie GA Long County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Turpentine Cabin, Wefanie

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