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Peavy-Flynn House, Circa 1870, Greenville

Confederate Major and state senator George Peavy built this Gothic Revival house around 1870. He and his wife were well-known hosts of social functions and it was a center of activity in Greenville for many years. Later owners were the McLaughlin and Flynn families.

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Antebellum Greek Revival House, Greenville

This house was hidden by trees and brush for many years and has recently been restored. I’ve not been able to locate any information on the builder or specific date; tax records indicate an 1860 construction but it is most certainly older than that. It’s also thought to have been the inspiration for FDR’s Little White House. I will update as soon as I locate more information.

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Warner-Hill-Clark House, 1836 & Circa 1869, Greenville

Originally, this house was a small cottage built by Judge Hiram Warner (1802-1881) in 1836. Judge Warner came to Georgia from Massachusetts in 1822 and eventually became Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Around 1869 Judge Warner’s daughter, Mary Jane Warner Hill, added another structure to the extant one, creating a two-story house. The Greek Revival appearance likely dates to this time. The Louie Cleveland Clark family purchased the house in 1934. The property has long been known as Clarkland Farms and is now an event venue.

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Burwell O. Hill House, 1893, Greenville

Built as a Victorian, the Hill House took on its present Neoclassical appearance with a 1909 remodel. The house was designed by Mrs. Hill’s brother-in-law, Newnan architect W. A. Steed. Burwell O. Hill (1856-1918) was a prominent Meriwether County farmer. His son, Obadiah W. Hill, and grandson, J. Render Hill, both served in the Georgia legislature.

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St. Marks, Georgia

This general store and the nearby Methodist church are about all that remain of the crossroads community of St. Marks.

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Board-and-Batten House, Gay

gay ga board and batten house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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W. F. Gay House, 1891, Gay

historic w f gay house gay ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

If you make it to the the Cotton Pickin’ Fair, you can tour this iconic home. It’s a centerpiece of the festival. It was built by the town’s namesake, William Franklin Gay. Mr. Gay became the town’s first postmaster in 1886 and later served as chairman of the Meriwether County commission and mayor of Gay.

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