Blalock-Wright House, Circa 1792, Lincoln County

Built in 1792 by David Blalock, the house was originally a dogtrot. Rem Remsen acquired the house, which had already been expanded to two stories and used as a stagecoach inn, before 1840. Miss Gladys Wright, a retired Lincoln County teacher, lived here until her death at the age of 103 in 1999. Her grandfather purchased the property in 1852 and it remained in the family for 147 years.

One of few surviving 18th-century houses in Georgia, the historic Blalock-Wright House was saved from destruction by the Mildred Estes Fortson Heritage Foundation in 1999 but still faces an uncertain future.

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5 responses to “Blalock-Wright House, Circa 1792, Lincoln County

  1. Melinda

    I was out there today. The porch has fallen off and the large tree out front has fallen over. Very sad

  2. Sharon

    We were in the area and notice the beautiful house in our sight and wonder if it was available for sale to restore to its original style..We saw the large tree has fallen and looks so abandoned …Just interested please respond any information….thanks..

    • Melinda

      Sharon, from what I understand, some people from some group (the name escapes me) bought it with the intention of restoring and had it marked as an historical sight of some sort but that is as far as it’s gone to my knowledge. I got quite a lot of info by doing an internet search but I don’t recall the specifics.

  3. Paul Marat

    The Mildred Fortson Historical Society is now in possession of the house and are moving forward with restoration. Please contact them if you would like to help.

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