Tag Archives: South Georgia Farms

Field Road, Turner County



Filed under --TURNER COUNTY GA--

Farmland, Clay County

Some of the most beautiful farmland in Georgia can be found in the fertile fields of Clay County.


Filed under --CLAY COUNTY GA--

Stock Barn, Baconton

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Filed under --MITCHELL COUNTY GA--, Baconton GA

Brown Farm Tenant House, Owensboro

Matt Brown writes: That’s what we call the dynamite house; they used to store dynamite in it. Before that various tenants lived in it. The house and barns by the road was where my dad’s farming operation was. My sister owns the land and plans to restore the house.


Filed under --WILCOX COUNTY GA--, Owensboro GA

Tobacco Barn, Telfair County


Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--

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.


Filed under --IRWIN COUNTY GA--

Joe Cowart Homeplace, Tattnall County

tattnall-county-ga-farmhouse-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-south-georgia-usa-2016Joe Cowart House, 1904

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.


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


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


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



Filed under --TATTNALL COUNTY GA--