Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stillmore Methodist Church

It was organized in 1892 shortly after the town was founded. The first minister, Charles Edward Choate was also an up and coming architect. They built a small wood frame church in 1895 which was struck by lightning and burned in 1905. Mr Choate, who by that time had left the ministry and became a very renowned architect, designed and constructed this Romanesque Style Church. Again a fire struck in 1915 and damaged the church but it was restored to it's original appearance and is still active today.
Andy Sarge

Who REALLY Invented the Flying Machine?

January Challenge #5
Was a Georgian the true inventor of the flying machine???
Old Choestoe Cemetery in Union County
Cal Avery

Old Farm Gas Pump in Paulding County

Wayne Gurley

Retired U.S. Post Office in Bartow

Thomas Brannen

Have a Pepsi in Bartow

Thomas Brannen

Old Victorian Farmhouse in Raytown

Circa 1898
Andy Sarge

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Okefenokee Swamp Park

Photo Challenge #4 Charlton County
Okefenokee Swamp Park is a beautiful place that covers nearly a half million acres, has three entrances and I'm sure several counties. The entrance I took was near Folkston, GA (a jewel in itself). This swampland, also know as the "land of trembling earth" is full of vegetation and wildlife and is a photographer's paradise! Oh! and did I say alligators...every five feet! This one was less than 10 feet from where canoes were staged for visitors to rent...I took the boat!
John Kirkland

Old Country Store

Little Known Places in Georgia
Great old country store located on Church Street in Bluffton. Walking in is like taking a step back in time. If you ever find yourself near take a minute to stop by.
Holli Kilgore Redding

The Old Baldwin Water Tower in Habersham County

Taken from my living room window! There's an old mill next to it, but its too cold to get a pic! Lol I just moved here, so I don't have any info on it!
Sparky James Mcdaniel

House in Hall County

Amanda Hudson

Old Barn in Oglethorpe County

Andy Sarge

The Santa Claus Chapel

Located right beside US 1 at 15 Holly Street in Santa Claus (approx. 2.5 miles south of Lyons in Toombs County). Although the chapel was just built in 2014, Santa Claus became a city in 1941. It has a city hall where you can mail your cards at Christmas for a special post mark and the streets have Christmas names. The Chapel seats 40 and is surrounded by a one acre prayer garden with music playing during the day. There is a gazebo in the left of the picture where we enjoyed a quiet and peaceful picnic in the early fall. The chapel was not locked so we were able to go inside and look around. It has beautiful stained glass windows. Not sure of their schedule but they do hold services there.
This is a trial for a new feature on Forgotten Georgia. "Little Known Places in Georgia" 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Federal Style in Madison

Circa 1830. The small porch was added in the 1920's.
Andy Sarge

An Old School in Washington (Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School)

When schools were segregated this served African American students. There were three halls, P (Primary School), E (Elementary), and H (High School). Once the school system became integrated the building became the High School. A new School has since been built on the outskirts of town. More photos in the comments.
Robby West

Coke Sign in Warrenton

Photo Challenge #3 Warren County
Warrenton, the county seat of Warren County was founded in 1797 and was named for American Revolutionary War general Joseph Warren. This Coca Cola sign is on a small side street directly across the street from the courthouse.
John Kirkland

South-View Cemetery in Atlanta

This is the final resting place of Martin Luther King's younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King, and AD's son. Initially, AD was not as engaged in academics or the ministry. Eventually he followed in his family's footsteps, he graduated from Morehouse College and began assisting in services at Ebenezer Baptist Church. On May 11, 1963, his home in Birmingham, AL was bombed. He was a firm believer in non-violence who continually challenged protesters to not resort to non-violence. He was with his brother, Martin, when he was murdered at the Lorraine Motel.
Unfortunately, AD died a tragic death when he drowned in the family's swimming pool.
Cynthia Jennings

Old Cobb County Cemetery

Daniel Dana Scribner MD and family. Upland in the Cochran Shoals Unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area in Cobb County. The best I can deduce from previous Ancestry searches is that has was a Yale trained physician who lived in that area and served the local farmers. Probably not a Civil War casualty given that troop movement in this area did not occur until a year later. Probably a cholera victim since it was rampant at this time in history. All speculation, however. I have asked Jerry Hightower of the NPS (a renown regional historian) if he knew where the original homestead was, but he too could only speculate it was not far upland from this site, but he could not be specific.
Dan Williams

1930's Cabin at FDR State Park

Photo challenge #8
Located between Warm Springs and Pine Mountain in Harris County. Built by the civilian corps that President Roosevelt started!! Roofs have been replaced but the rest is orginal!!
Elaine Patterson

Old Rusty Water Tower

Photo Challenge #10 Richmond County
Thiis water tank sits on the property of a cup manufacturing plant which had been bought out many years ago. It was originally known as Lilly Tulip. The day I took this picture I saw an announcement on the news that the current owners planned on closing the doors.
John Kirkland

Old Gas Station in Vesta

Andy Sarge

Tombstone of Mrs Amelia Dubignon on Jekyll Island

Photo challenge #5
4th May 1850. Her family owned the island for a while. I think you can read the rest.
Gina Hosch Pritchett

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Interesting Old Structure in Tarrytown

Teri Quan Grossman

Providence Canyon

Photo challenge #4
One of Georgia's seven natural wonders. We took this picture while hiking on the floor of Providence Canyon in Stewart County.
Tim Kelley

The Tombstone of Ben Selph's Arm

Photo challenge #5
I do not know the story behind this tombstone, but it had to be interesting. I have tried to find out, so if anyone has information I would appreciate it if you would fill me in. I found this tombstone while searching for my ancestors’ graves. It is located in the New Red Hill Holiness Baptist Church cemetery in Telfair County.
Karen Tolbert Hester

Chicopee Mill

Photo challenge #6
This is the office part of Chicopee Mill built in 1927.  It’s in use now as a brewery.
Gina Hosch Pritchett

Old Barn in Goldsboro Community of Bleckley County

Photo challenge #3
Karen Tolbert Hester

Amicalola Falls One of Georgia's Seven Wonders

Photo challenge #4
Amicalola Falls one of Georgia's Seven Wonders 
Gina Hosch Pritchett

Old Courthouse at Hurricane Shoals State Park

Photo challenge #8
This is the old Harrisburg Court House now located in Hurricane Shoals State Park.
Built in late 1800s.
Gina Hosch Pritchett

Heavy's BBQ in Crawfordsville

Photo challenge #3.
On the grounds of Heavy's BBQ in Crawfordsville 
Bill Jones

Old Store in Athens

Thought you might like this picture I took last week. This restored beauty is on the corner of Chase St. and Nantahala Ave. in Athens. I'm thankful it is being restored to it's old glory. I remember going in there as a child back in the 60's. I love how they restored the Coca-Cola mural and the name of the store on the side, but left the front with it's faint impressions. It is now a Dog Grooming business. Sweet!
Myra Colquitt

Coke Sign in Commerce

Photo challenge #3.
This is on the main street through Commerceand it has been repainted recently. I love the old coke ads on the side of the buildings.
Gina Hosch Pritchett

Old Barn in the Live Oak Community of Polk County

Wayne Dunn

Old Jail in Bishop

Teri Quan Grossman
Bishop is a small town in Oconee County. In 2016 the population was 251.
The brick structure contains only relics of a bygone era when the town of Bishop detained its criminals in a two-cell jail.
“It’s always unlocked,” said Bishop Clerk Lacy Armstrong. “If people want to come by, we leave it open. There’s an old desk and one of the jail bed frames. The town’s intent was to preserve it the way it was"

North High Shoals Christian Church

Organized 1905. Building completed in late 1906.
Andy Sarge

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Morgan County Barn

Beautiful day today for barn pictures in Morgan County. 
Jan Rowell Jernigan

Old Wynn House in Guyton

Renee Horton

P.N. Moseley Gravesite

For photo challenge ##5!
P.N. Moseley served in the Civil War at age 17!! He served in Maxwell's Battery part of the artillery! He was born in 1846 and lived until 1936! He operated a general store in Crisp County!
Elaine Patterson

Sharecropper’s or Tenant Farmer’s Home in Wilkes County

Robby West

Friday, January 12, 2018

Old Freight Warehouses in Bellville


Interesting Looking House in Woodbine

Tim Kelley

The Simpson Building in Washington

Built in 1898 after the fire that all but wiped out the commercial district.
Andy Sarge

Old Rock Crusher

This is more an archeologic relic than a recognizable structure, but its implications are large. This is the foundation of an old rock crusher built on Dickenson Branch near Lake Burton in Rabun County. The first gold strike in the east was in Rutherfordton County, NC, in 1799. Prospectors soon began to realize this chance strike was part of a belt of gold bearing ore running from NC to Villa Rica, GA. Who made the first strike is debatable. By legend it was Benjamin Parks near Dahlonega in 1828, leading to the nation's first gold rush, and the establishment of the nation's first branch mint. There were actually simultaneous strikes all through N. GA in 1828. In Rabun County the find was along Dick's Creek on the property of a man named Smith. The gold here was all surface or placer gold. The mining continued up until WW I. How much was removed is anybody's guess. This crusher and the expansive placer leavings littered around it, were powered by a hand-dug water flume that extended up Dick's Creek several miles. The snake-like path of the flume can easily be followed today. The amount of labor required staggers the imagination.
Mike Maffett

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island

Not one of the natural wonders, but cool to see. Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island.
Tim Kelley

Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, Driftwood beach will amaze you with the beautiful driftwood and trees that resemble a tree graveyard. This is due to the north end of the island slowly eroding away and being deposited on the south end of the island. Driftwood beach offers a wonderful location for photographs and is a very popular site for weddings.

Old Farmhouse in Banks County

Still kicking after 100 years.
Andy Sarge

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien

This is for the photo challenge #8.
The fort is a reconstruction of the British Empire's southern most outpost which operated between 1721 - 1736. In the foreground are the ruins of an old lumber mill which operated on this site from 1901- 1923.
Tim Kelley

Old Tabby Ruins

On the river in Darien 
Tim Kelley

Bath Presbyterian in Richmond County

Photo Challenge #9
Bath Presbyterian is one of the oldest churches in Richmond County. Organized in 1784, this unique, beautiful little sanctuary was built in 1836 by John Trowbridge. The community and church both got their names from the practice of wealthy planters from nearby Burke County visiting the area to bathe in the rich, pure mineral springs they found there to escape the heat and malaria filled summers at home.#capturedlightobsessions #johnkirkland
John Kirkland

Old Craftsman in Tignall

Needs some help. Built in 1914.
Andy Sarge

Country Restaurant in Polk County

Photo Challenge Item #3: This is about as Georgia as it gets - dog taking a snooze in front of a little country restaurant with the Coke logo over the front porch.
Brian Harlan