Tag Archives: South Georgia Farms

Tobacco Barn, Telfair County

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Craftsman Farmhouse, Irwin County

This large Craftsman farmhouse and row of barns on Peach Road were obviously the center of a busy farm at one time. I made these photographs in 2001 and the structures were all gone by 2010-12.

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Joe Cowart Homeplace, Tattnall County

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Located just outside Collins, this Folk Victorian house is the centerpiece of what was obviously a busy working farm at one time. Kathryn Braswell Hochman writes: This is my father’s homeplace, known locally as the Joe Cowart Homeplace, and is where we visited my Grandmother Braswell every summer until she died in 1966. It has been rented to tenants ever since. Joseph Lumpkin Cowart (born 1849; died at that house on Christmas Eve 1938 and was buried the next day in a coffin he had made himself) had the house built in 1904 for approx. $80. It was built on the site of a log house (moved off of the property) in which the family had lived. Across the house is indeed a tenant house, and if you were to go behind it you would find a crumbling log tobacco barn. Perhaps you can tell me which is the pack house and which was used for hay. It was not a working farm by the time I came along in the 1950s.. Or rather, only the land was farmed, and by others. I should tell you that this house and the outbuildings and the land are the stuff of my happiest childhood memories. My parents are buried in the Collins Baptist Church Cemetery, and I will always have a reason to go there.

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There are a few outbuildings, including this one, which was a tenant house.

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Barns with utilitarian purposes stand in a row across the highway from the main house.

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I can’t be sure of all their specific uses, but a hay barn and pack house are among them.

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Jordan Farm, Calhoun County

Calhoun County GA Plantation House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vansihing South Georgia USA 2016

I’m not sure of the history of this house, but it’s one of the most perfectly classical I’ve yet seen. I’ve been told that it’s known locally as the Jordan Farm. Jimmy Webb writes that it’s now owned by Bob & Barbara McLendon.

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Farmhouse & Barn, Moores Chapel

Moores Chapel GA Johnson County Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

From the highway, several outbuildings can be seen on this farm. Most, like the house, have some condition issues, but can be saved. It’s a nice looking old farm.

Moores Chapel GA Johnson County Red Tar Paper Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Sorghum Field, Irwin County

Sorghum Field Irwin County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Traditionally associated with North Georgia, sorghum is gaining popularity in South Georgia, as well.

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Pecan Orchard at Sunset, Tattnall County

Tattnall County GA Pecan Orchard Sunset Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I caught this sunset near Shiloh Cemetery.

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