Tag Archives: South Georgia Farmhouses
This simple gable front farmhouse has been a landmark in my travels between Fitzgerald and Irwinville all my life. Angie Sheffield Winn writes: The house originally belonged to Marshall Brown. He deeded it, along with five acres, to Jack and Gussie Leaphart to build a tractor repair shop on, in order to keep a tractor mechanic in the neighborhood. This is an edit of a film photograph made in 2001.
This house seemed sure to be lost, as it sat abandoned for many years, but luckily it had a happy ending. It was restored. It’s a central hallway farmhouse with a long addition at the rear. This photograph dates to 2001 and is among my earliest.
Dr. Johnny Young notes that this was once the home of his grandparents (Mr. & Mrs. J. R. F. Young) and his father (S. B. Young). They lived here from at least 1912 until 1927, when they built another home nearby. The Young family were among the earliest settlers of this area, the northwestern corner of present-day Ben Hill County.