Tag Archives: Endangered Places in South Georgia

Tobacco Barn, Jeff Davis County

These old workhorses get harder to find every day.

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Gable Front Farmhouse, Berrien County

We pass by these places all the time. An abandoned farmhouse long forgotten may not seem worthy of documentation to some, but this is where the real people of Georgia worked the farms that anchored our economy for much of the 20th century, long before “Big Ag” began squeezing out small farmers. Many will never be identified, but I’m grateful to all of you for the ones that have been through the years. I see a beauty in these places comparable to our finest homes.

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Historic Farmstead, Lowndes County

Isolated in the countryside near the Lowndes County ghost town of Delmar, this historic farm is one of the most intact collections of original agricultural structures I’ve ever seen in South Georgia. I’m grateful to Mandy Green Yates for bringing it to my attention. Mandy travels the back roads of South Georgia and North Florida finding lots of places like this. Follow her to see what she finds next.

I believe this was primarily a turpentine camp, as the area was well-known for large scale naval stores production. There would have been tenant houses here at one time, also. The structure above was likely the office for the operation.

My favorite structure is the commissary, which would have served all the needs of this small community.

The shingle-sided barn and water tower are amazing survivors, as well. The owners of the property should be commended for keeping this place in such relatively good condition throughout the years.

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Log Tobacco Barn Ruins, Lowndes County

This is located near the historic turpentine community of Delmar.

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October 15, 2019 · 7:54 AM

Saddlebag House, Quitman

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Folk Victorian House, Circa 1900, Quitman

One of the most interesting features of this house is the ornamental porch frieze.

 

 

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Craftsman Bungalow, Circa 1920, Quitman

Quitman Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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