Category Archives: Bostwick GA

Nolan Plantation I-House, Circa 1817, Bostwick

This circa 1817 I-house was part of a much larger plantation purchased by the Nolan family in the 1850s. It was home to the Nolan family before the more substantial structure was built at the crossroads circa 1905. It is not publicly accessible but visible from the right of way.

National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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Nolan Plantation Smokehouse, Bostwick

Since this has no windows, I’ve ruled out identifying it as a tenant house; a tool house or corn crib wouldn’t have a chimney. Therefore, I’m presuming it’s a smokehouse.

National Register of Historic Places

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Cotton Gin, Bostwick

Bostwick GA Cotton Gin Dixie King One Variety Lummus Working Gin Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is one of just a few working Lummus gins in Georgia. It’s such an integral part of life in this community that it’s the namesake of the annual Cotton Gin Festival, held the first Saturday in November. Bostwick is a fascinating place that I’d recommend anyone visiting when they’re in the area.

Ginning Cotton Gin Workers Bostwick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Bostwick Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

One of the best descriptions and general histories of Bostwick can be found at my friend Dagmar Nelson’s Southern Exposures blog: http://milkaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/bostwick-ga.html

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Dixie King Cotton, Bostwick

Dixie King Cotton Seed House Bostwick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Bostwick Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

This is Seed House No. 2, part of the extensive Bostwick Supply & Gin Company.

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Bostwick Supply Company

Downtown Bostwick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This large commercial block is symbolic of Bostwick’s agricultural prominence. The place is a step back in time. Unfortunately, structural collapse on the end of the Bostwick Supply Company, seen below, could threaten this view.

Bostwick GA Bostwick Supply Structure Collapsing Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

I hope an effort is made to stabilize this in some way, if possible.

Bostwick Supply Company Morgan County GA Coca Cola Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Bostwick Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Visit Bostwick’s website here, and visit in person if you get the chance: http://www.bostwickga.com/

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Livery & Feed Stable, Bostwick

Bostwick GA Livery Feed Stable Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Bostwick Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Susie Agnes Hotel, 1902, Bostwick

Historic Susie Agnes Hotel Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Built by John Bostwick, Sr., to accommodate burgeoning railroad traffic in the area, the Susie Agnes remains the crown jewel of Bostwick. Mr. Bostwick had purchased a large tract of land in the area and, encouraged by rapid growth, divided a portion of it into lots which became the town bearing his name.

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