Tag Archives: South Georgia Country Roads

Deepstep Road, Washington County

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Besides being one of the prettiest drives in this part of Georgia, Deepstep Road, which is situated near the Fall Line, allows the traveler to see where the Coastal Plain ends and the Piedmont begins.

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Long Pond Methodist Church, 1877

Historic Long Pond Methodist Church Montgomery County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Long Pond is a real treasure. It retains its two historic churches, an old school house and store. Most places like this have long disappeared and are nothing more than a name on a map, but not so Long Pond, where history is truly appreciated. When the congregations of this church and its neighbor, Long Pond Baptist, got too small to sustain services, the community came together and decided to meet in both houses of worship on alternating schedules. Both congregations date to 1802, when Montgomery County was filled with pioneer settlers taming Georgia’s interior.

Historic Long Pond Methodist Church Photo Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I first went to Long Pond in February of 2012. At that time I met Mr. James Fowler, to whom I’m grateful for sharing  the history of this wonderful place, and for granting me access to it’s beautiful interior. He was a true Southern gentleman, of the kind you never find anymore. His charisma and love for this place and the surrounding area was inspiring.

historic long pond methodist church interior photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

I hope someone in the community will work to place this church, as well as the Baptist Church, on the National Register of Historic Places.

long pond methodist church pews photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

 

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Lands Crossing, Georgia

Lands Crossing GA Irwin County Christmas Morning Heavy Fog Country Store 2015 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

A local landmark I photograph often, made more interesting by a Christmas morning shrouded in fog.

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Vintage Railroad Sign, LaCrosse

LaCrosse GA Schley County Highway 271 Vintage Railroad Crossing Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

It’s amazing that these old hobnail crossing signs are still in use.

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