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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.
This hay and stock barn, owned by the John Rushing family, is a twin to the famous Coleman Barn (Big Barn) located about 35 miles away in Candler County. Charles Rushing notes that the Coleman and Rushing families were cousins, explaining the similarity of the two barns. The Coleman barn and this example are among the two nicest early-20th-century barns in South Georgia. They are landmarks in their own right.
Thanks to James Lanier for background and Kenneth Dixon for location information.