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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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Herod Courthouse

Herod GA Precinct Courthouse Terrell County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Precinct houses are often called “courthouses” in this part of Georgia.

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Minter Precinct House, Laurens County

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Precinct House, Sibbie

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Sibbie is a nearly forgotten ghost town on the Wilcox-Ben Hill County line.

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Precinct House, Waterloo

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These old precinct houses, or precincts as most locals call these little buildings, are quickly fading from the landscape in South Georgia. Irwin County has as many of these than any other county I know of, and most have this same general style.

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Barwick Court House, 1940, Thomas County

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