Sayer-Norman House, Tignall

Tignall GA Washington County Abandoned Victorian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This house always gets my attention when I’m passing through Tignall. Billie Anne Anderson-Smith writes: When I was growing up(in the 60s and 70s) it belonged to the Sayer family. Then a sweet little lady by the name Gracie Norman bought it and kept it really pretty for years. She passed away with cancer. She has children in the Augusta area but I don’t know their location. The flower sign that Adam speaks of was always so pretty. She was a member of the North Wilkes Sterring Committee which is a club that is responsible for the Tignall Sign as you enter the city limits, and for the winning years of the Governer’s competition as stated on the sign. The NWSC sponsors the “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Festival every year, the second Saturday in November.

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8 responses to “Sayer-Norman House, Tignall

  1. That was a real nice place when I was a child. The lady that owned it kept it pretty and even planted flowers on the ditch slope that said Welcome to Tignall. It is a shame the family has let it run down .

  2. Billie Anne Anderson-Smith

    When I was growing up(in the 60s and 70s) it belonged to the Sayer family. Then a sweet little lady by the name Gracie Norman bought it and kept it really pretty for years. She passed away with cancer. She has children in the Augusta area but I don’t know their location. The flower sign that Adam speaks of was always so pretty. She was a member of the North Wilkes Sterring Committee which is a club that is responsible for the Tignall Sign as you enter the city limits, and for the winning years of the Governer’s competition as stated on the sign. The NWSC sponsors the “I’d Rather Be In Tignall” Festival every year, the second Saturday in November.

  3. Janet Chamberlain

    Brian Brown – is there a way to find out who the Sayer Family was that owned this house back in the 60’s? Any Sayer info would be appreciated.

    • Gloria Young Perkinson

      James Sayer owned it in the early ’60s and for most of the earlier part of the century. He was my great grand father. My grandfather, Ralph Sayer, handled it until he sold it. It has many great memories for my family. It is such a shame that it has fallen into such disrepair.
      Gloria Young Perkinson.

      • Janet Chamberlain

        What was James middle name and what was Ralph middle name? Trying to see if we are related. Thanks for info

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      • Janet Chamberlain

        Gloria Young Perkinson, Trying to see if we are related. What was James and Ralph middle name? Such a neat house. I’m related to John Thomas Sayer who was my 2nd great grandfather. John Sanford Sayer my great grandfather. His daughter Winnie Sayer my grandmother. Thanks for info.

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