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E. W. Johnson’s Store, Lineville

I had a nice conversation and a tour of this old grocery/general store with the gentleman who farms the adjacent property.

He noted that it was formally known as E. W. Johnson’s Store, but that he never knew Mr. Johnson. He says his wife, Lucy, ran the store and was well-known in the community.

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Jennings Baptist Church, 1904, Taliaferro County

Historic Jennings Baptist Church Taliaferro County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

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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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Hillman, Georgia

Hillman GA Taliafero County Dozier House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Dozier House

In the 1880s and 1890s, Hillman was a boomtown, not because of agriculture or timber, but because of an unusual attraction known as the Electric Health Resort. Jackie Sturdivant Watson recently shared this history of Hillman: I heard stories of the “Rocks That Shock” from my Grandfather, Bill Dozier, who lived in Hillman from his birth in 1909 until the death of his father in 1922. His brother Wyman (who lived in the house pictured above) remained in Hillman and operated the family’s mercantile store until his death in 1966. As the story goes (very briefly), Reverend A. L. Hillman was searching for gold and alum and sank a shaft on his property. Spending time in the ankle deep water in the shaft reportedly caused cures to a variety of illnesses. As a result, a hotel was built on the property and people came from all around to spend time at the Electric Mound Hotel or “The Hillman”. Henry W Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, was responsible for the financing and building of the hotel, according to an article in the Advocate-Democrat written by GrandDaddy (Bill Dozier, Nov. 1, 1991). GrandDaddy’s parents, Charles Wilder Dozier and Kate Jackson Dozier were operating the Hillman Hotel when it burned in 1901.

Hillman GA Taliafero County Woodlands Railroad Track Dozier House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Dozier House from the tracks of the Georgia Woodlands Railroad

I haven’t located anything about the early history of this house, but Jackie Sturdivant Watson writes: My great uncle Wyman Dozier and his wife Annie Sue lived in this house in Hillman in the 1950s and 1960s…The site of the old hotel built in the 1880s is across the road and on the other side of the railroad tracks. Kathy Wright Groseclose notes that the house was occupied as late as the 1980s and was in good condition at that time.

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Greater Level Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Taliaferro County

Greater Level Hill Missionary Baptist Church Taliafero County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

I’ve not yet located any history of this beautiful old church.

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