Coffin House, Circa 1875, Philomath

Philomath GA Oglethorpe County Coffin Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Asa Tucker Drake was the son of James V. Drake. He was the only undertaker in town and used this barn to store coffins. Locals call it the “old coffin house”. Drake also owned the store next door at one time.

Philomath Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


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One response to “Coffin House, Circa 1875, Philomath

  1. Lamar Sanders

    Duh. I just discovered your not long ago! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I can’t believe you have even photographed Philomath and Penfield. I discovered these little places in the 1970’s when measuring rivers for the U. S. Geological Survey. They must have made some money in Philomath at one time. I took my wife to Penfield in the 1970’s and we still come back now and then.

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