Statement of Purpose
Vanishing North Georgia exists primarily to bring attention to the myriad forms of vernacular architecture and folklife once common in the region. A dual purpose is to bring attention to the countless forgotten villages and towns which have all but disappeared with the passing of the railroads and agricultural dominance. In Vanishing North Georgia, I hope to give them a permanent photographic presence for future generations, whether their interests be trivial, genealogical, or historical.
From time to time, I also feature photographs of wildlife and native plants of the region, as well as festivals and personalities who help make North Georgia so fascinating. Images of festivals or people on this website do not imply an endorsement of any kind, either by Vanishing North Georgia or by those depicted.
For the purposes of this site, I consider North Georgia to be the northern half of the state, roughly divided by or adjoining the Fall Line.
About the Photographs
To protect my images, I make them available on this website in a slightly lower resolution than that in which they are originally shot. Copyright infringement and “sharing” of images is an epidemic that threatens the intellectual property of all photographers; if you need a larger version of an image, just get in touch.
Dates and Identifications
The identification of many properties on the website come from public resources, such as the Historic American Buildings Survey and the National Register of Historic Places. Many more are shared by people from the communities in which they are located. Sometimes, these identifications are challenged and when they are, I do my best to investigate with what resources I have available. Dates are even more notoriously difficult to pinpoint, and similar resources are used. I often use the term ‘circa’ to denote a probable date, again, based on available resources. None of this is etched in stone and I’m always glad to amend listings, as I strive to be as accurate as is possible.
Ultimately, I don’t claim to be an authority on dates or identifications but I’m a lifelong learner who is glad to take new material into consideration.
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