Tag Archives: South Georgia Ghost Towns

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.

Advertisements

1 Comment

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

Wescoloski-Bryan House, Circa 1850, Riddleville

Built by an early Jewish merchant in Washington County, this house was sold to Stephen T. Jordan in 1867; subsequent owners were descendants of Jordan, including Lurian Jordan Fulgham, William Henry Fulgham, and Mr. & Mrs. John Y. Bryan. It remains largely unchanged from its original appearance.

2 Comments

Filed under --WASHINGTON COUNTY GA--, Riddleville GA

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.

4 Comments

Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, McKinnon GA

Gable Front House, McKinnon

Leave a comment

Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, McKinnon GA

Stucco House, McKinnon

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

1 Comment

Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, McKinnon GA

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.

3 Comments

Filed under --HOUSTON COUNTY GA--, Grovania GA

Central Hallway House, Grovania

Leave a comment

Filed under --HOUSTON COUNTY GA--, Grovania GA