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.

Geographical Focus

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.

Title Image

The image used on the header is Tallulah River, Rabun County, Georgia © Brian Brown, 2014

©Brian Brown Photography/Vanishing Media 2014-18. ALL content on this website is protected by copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this website’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may by used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Brian Brown and Vanishing North Georgia with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


7 responses to “About

  1. If you are ever in Summerville, my ancestral family home might interest you. https://www.facebook.com/congressstreet and https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheTaylorHouse

  2. Kathryn Whittington Gregory

    What about the old house on Depot Street that was owned by Mrs. Ruby Perkins?

  3. Robert Brown

    Is there another place to see what I guess would be Northwest GA? I would like Gordon, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray included.

  4. Blue Ridge Mts Va

    So happy to have discovered your blog.

  5. Ira Prince

    I have spent many enjoyable hours on your website. It is very informative and the great photos are a wonderful addition to the text. I grew up in Chickamauga, Walker county Georgia, and was especially interested in that section. It will be a pleasure to check back from time to time and look for updates. I can tell this project is a labor of love for you. Thanks very much.

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