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Movie Set, Groveland

Groveland GA Movie Set of Glory East of Eden Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I took a turn off a dirt road at Groveland a few years ago and stumbled onto a fascinating collection of buildings. Though I was unsure of their purpose at the time, Bill Warnell, wrote in January 2012: Both Glory and East of Eden filmed scenes here. The buildings are original structures used in farming. Both movies painted the houses/barns for their purposes. The buildings last served as the town of Darien in the movie Glory. The movie called for the town to be torched by “the 54th” after they pillaged it as part of the War of Northern Aggression! Most of the buildings are still used for storage and can be seen from Hwy 280 but are ALL on private property. The Warnell family has long been associated with Bryan County. They lived in Groveland until moving to Pembroke in 1927. Daniel Brooks Warnell is the namesake of the UGA School of Forestry, one of the best-known in the nation, and the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest and Education Center, named for his wife, is an excellent resource near Guyton.

Groveland GA Movie Set Glory East of Eden Blacksmith Shop Warnell Family Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Groveland GA Sailmakers Sign Movie Set for Glory Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Groveland GA Warnell Family Farm Movie Set Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

To learn more about the Warnell family and their historic operations in Bryan County, visit the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest & Education Center:

http://warnell.forestry.uga.edu/kahrs/h/warnells.html

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Glory Beach, Jekyll Island

Glory Beach Jekyll Island GA Looking Toward Cumberland Island Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat Protected Sand Dunes South End Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Used as a location for the movie Glory, this pristine beach at the south end of Jekyll Island has come to be known as Glory Beach in the years since. It offers unspoiled views of Cumberland Island (seen in the distance) and is a great place to get away from the crowds.

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Dawson Pharmacy

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This wonderful building is best known locally as the Dawson Pharmacy building. According to Bob & Cherry Howell, it’s been owned for many years by the Scott family and before that was owned by the Horsleys. John Clark (host of GNN’s Georgia Focus and a Dawson native) relates that this was recently used as a set location in the Disney movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I’ll be talking with John on the upcoming Halloween edition of Georgia Focus and will keep you posted as to airtimes.

Dawson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Little Ogeechee Baptist Church, 1912, Oliver

historic little ogeechee baptist church oliver ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

According to Dawn Daley, via present pastor Vernon Edenfield, this is the oldest church in Screven County, and thought to be the second oldest Baptist church in Georgia. Robert Peavy writes: Oliver native Miss Pauline Smith (1885-1963) indicated in her three-page historical sketch of the town of Oliver that the present building was erected about 1912 (when the old Methodist Church was built and when the town was incorporated—the School House, now gone, had been built in 1910). An old photograph of the short-lived Lutheran Church shows rather dimly, in the distance with the cemetery separating them, a not-overly fancy church with a neo-classical porch roof supported by four square columns, which would have replaced the original log building of the Little Ogeechee Baptist Congregation; thus, the present structure is at least the third building for this congregation, which dates to 1790. Robin Robbins also notes that the church was used as a set location for the 1974 movie, Buster and Billie.

Gravestone Art at Little Ogeechee Baptist Church Cemetery

Little Ogeechee, like many old cemeteries, is a beautiful showplace for the stonemason’s art. I’ve chosen a few of my favorite decorative headstones to share.

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery stephen t newton photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Stephen T. Newton (29 May 1829-6 December 1882)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery naomi morton photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Naomi Morton (1806-16 October 1887)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery bernard horton photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Bernard Horton Huggins (25 August 1906-26 March 1908)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery lanier toddler photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Daughter of W.V. & L. O. Lanier (14 March 1917-2 February 1918)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery florie brewer photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Florie A. Brewer (12 August 1845-17 September 1891)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery oscar w brewer photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Oscar W. Brewer (17 October 1872-8 March 1889)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery miss levina morton photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Levina Morton (20 May 1825-16 June 1899)

little ogeechee baptist church cemetery martha dugger photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Martha A. Dugger (14 June 1829-13 February 1897)

little ogeechee baptist church miriam lee photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Miriam Lee (22 February 1908-22 November 1910)

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