Category Archives: Crawfordville GA

Dr. White House, Crawfordville

Crawfordville GA Dr White House Gothic Revival Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

Every time I’m in Crawfordville I check to make sure this house is still standing. It’s one of my favorite Gothic Revival cottages in Georgia, though notoriously difficult to photograph.

Crawfordville GA Taliaferro County Gothic Revival White House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

The only information I’ve been able to gather from locals is that it was the home of Dr. White, and that it’s been empty for many years. I hope someone can save it before it’s too late.

Crawfordville GA Taliaferro County Dr White House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

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Queen Anne House, Crawfordville

Crawfordville GA Queen Anne House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This is next door to the colorful Queen Anne shown in the previous post.

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Queen Anne House, Crawfordville

Crawfordville GA Queen Anne House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

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Bonner’s Cafe, Crawfordville

Bonner's Cafe Annie Lou Bonner Crawfordville GA Taliaferro County Coca Cola Sign Movie Set Sweet Home Alabama Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This location has been featured in several Hollywood movies, including Sweet Home Alabama. It was about the only place to get a good home-cooked meal in Crawfordville for nearly sixty years, and Mrs. Annie Lou Bonner was a well-loved local fixture throughout her long life.

Crawfordville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Liberty Hall, 1872, Crawfordville

Liberty Hall Home of Confederate CSA Vice President Georgia Governor Alexander Hamilton Stephens Crawfordville GA Taliaferro County National Historic Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Liberty Hall was the home of Confederate Vice-President and Georgia Governor Alexander Hamilton Stephens, known as Little Aleck for his small stature.

Liberty Hall Crawfordville GA Front Porch A H Stephens House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

An extensive renovation was completed in the 1990s by Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, painstakingly replacing period textiles, wallpapers and paints.

Alexander H. Stephens State Mark Walter Sculptor Liberty Hall Crawfordville GA Taliafero County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 201

Sculptor T. Mark Walter’s imposing statue of the statesman keeps guard from the front lawn of the estate; Stephens is buried adjacent to the monument.

United States National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places

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Crawfordville Mural

Crawfordville GA Welcome Mural Taliaferro County Home of Confederate Vice President Alexander Hamilton Stephens Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

A Dixie Welcome to Crawfordville, Ga.

Crawfordville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Crawfordville Baptist Church, 1889

Crawfordville GA Baptist Church Taliaferro County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Founded in 1802 by Reverends Jesse Mercer and James Matthews, this was the first Protestant church in the region. Known widely for its liberality, the congregation was the setting of many fiery political debates. It’s hard to imagine any Baptist church today being so liberal.

Crawfordville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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