Tag Archives: South Georgia Precinct Houses

Springvale Courthouse, Randolph County

My identification of this structure is tentative. I’m aware of a precinct at Springvale and this appears to be the only logical location. Precinct houses are often referred to as courthouses in rural Georgia. It’s possible that it originally served another purpose but I haven’t been able to locate any history. I’ll update if/when I learn more.

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Filed under --RANDOLPH COUNTY GA--, Springvale GA

Precinct House, Undine

I believe the precinct houses are called courthouses in this area.

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Filed under --EVANS COUNTY GA--, Undine GA

Precinct House, Zetto

I’m guessing as to the identity of this structure. Precinct houses are often referred to as “courthouses” in some parts of South Georgia.

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Precinct House, 1898, Hartsfield

Thanks to Haley Perryman for the identification.

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General Store, Stapleton Crossroads

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This served for many years as the precinct house for the Stapleton Crossroads community (not to be confused with nearby Stapleton). It was likely a store before it was used as a precinct house.

 

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Precinct House, Holt

Holt Precinct House Irwin County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Besides a precinct house, this was also used as a barber shop. Katherine Griffin recalls: My Dad, Ed Grantham, used this building to barber for the area farmers on Saturdays until 9: or 10: pm. These old precinct houses are getting harder to find. I’ve photographed this one many times over the years. Tracie Lott Thacker shared my favorite memory of this place: My first ever vote was cast right here. I walked down the dirt road and my grandfather Cleon Lott and Aunt Karen Lott were working here that day.

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Herod, Georgia

Herod GA Church Precinct House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This little crossroad has quite an interesting history. Herod Town was one of the last remaining Indian villages in this section before European settlement. Local legend maintains that when General Andrew Jackson and his troops came through here en route to the Seminole Wars in Florida in 1818, they met with the village chief, “Old Herod” and were on friendly terms with him.

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Filed under --TERRELL COUNTY GA--, Herod GA