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Cedar Creek School, Tattnall County

This is one of the best preserved country schoolhouses I’ve ever found. I tried to find it in the Educational Survey of Tattnall County, but that document is not properly formatted online. 43 more words

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Jordan Hardware, Leary

The Mission Revival style saw its greatest popularity between 1890-1915. Once relatively popular in South Georgia, few examples survive in good condition. I don’t know if this was always a hardware store; the Ace sign likely dates to the 1970s, indicating it was open until at least that time.

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Calhoun County Courthouse, 1930, Morgan

Morgan came into being as a compromise. Soon after Calhoun County’s creation in 1854, a debate arose as to whether the town of Whitney or Concord would become the county seat. 146 more words

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Old Methodist Church, Morgan

My assumption that this was the old Methodist Church is due to the fact that it’s presently Iglesia Metodista El Buen Samaritano. I’m glad to see this continued use of the church. 7 more words

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Dickey Presbyterian Church, 1871, Calhoun County

This congregation dates to 1849, beginning in a location a mile south and then known as the Pachitla Presbyterian Church. For a time, the area was known as Whitney, and the church name was changed to Whitney Presbyterian. 62 more words

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Kemph House, 1854, Calhoun County

This historic log house is an amazing survivor, dating to the year of Calhoun County’s formation.  It’s part of a large plantation between Dawson and Morgan and though it’s obviously been renovated it’s a great example of a pioneer structure in antebellum Southwest Georgia.

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Herod, Georgia

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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