Tag Archives: South Georgia Ghost Towns

Finnish Community Hall, 1920s, McKinnon

This was one of the first public buildings constructed in Finn Town (as McKinnon was popularly known) after it was settled in 1921. It was registered as a church to avoid taxation but was never used as a church. Instead, it was a gathering place for the Finnish community. For a fascinating bit of Georgia history, with great vintage photographs, visit Ernest Larson’s website.

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Gable Front House, McKinnon

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Stucco House, McKinnon

This is one of several vernacular houses in McKinnon dating from the era of Finnish settlement.

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Grovania, Georgia

Besides Ellis Grocery, the old Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad freight depot is the last public landmark in Grovania. The graffiti on the passing train car seems to sum up how often you might encounter a scene like this today.

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Central Hallway House, Grovania

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General Store, Fairfax

I’ve been trying to get to Fairfax ever since seeing Shea Browning’s photograph of this old store, which may have been a commissary for millworkers and lumbermen working the vast pine forests of the area nearly a century ago. Its style, with a false front, is relatively uncommon in Georgia.

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Farm Warehouse, Fairfax

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