Tag Archives: North Georgia Ghost Towns

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Glenloch

Other than a modern church building, little remains of the historic northeast Heard County community of Glenloch, which had a post office from 1886-1904.

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Plantation Plain House, Ricketson

This transitional Federal I-House/Plantation Plain appears to date to early in the 19th century. I’ve not been able to locate any history of the house, but regarding the community, Greg Morrison, who lives nearby, notes: The Ricketson area was a militia district as well as Reese, Newsomes, Neals and English. All these areas are geographically connected and were all named for men who served in the Revolutionary War. He also suggests that he understands that this house was originally a dogtrot.

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Filed under --WARREN COUNTY GA--, Ricketson GA

Corinth Methodist Church, 1869, Prattsburg

Corinth Methodist Church was organized by Reverend James Stockdale and Josiah Matthews in 1828. The congregation met at varied locations over their first four decades. This vernacular Greek Revival structure was dedicated by Reverend R. J. Corley on 24 October 1869. The congregation consolidated with the nearby Collinsworth Methodist Church in 1965.

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Filed under --TALBOT COUNTY GA--, Prattsburg GA

General Store, Prattsburg

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General Store , 1904, Eastville

These ruins are all that remain of the general store in the ghost town of Eastville.

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Filed under --OCONEE COUNTY GA--, Eastville GA

Gunn House, Raytown

This wonderful vernacular house features a half-fieldstone chimney, fieldstone piers, shed room and detached kitchen.

Thanks to James Woodall for the identification.

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Filed under --TALIAFERRO COUNTY GA--, Raytown GA

Darden House, 1884, Raytown

This is one of the finest Queen Anne cottages I’ve encountered in this area. Thanks to James Woodall for the identification.

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Filed under --TALIAFERRO COUNTY GA--, Raytown GA

Moore Brothers General Merchandise, 1894, Raytown

Moore Brothers General Merchandise store was the heart of the Raytown community for many years. Raytown is essentially a “suburb” of Sharon.

The Greek Revival elements of the store indicate it may be of earlier construction than the given date.

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Filed under --TALIAFERRO COUNTY GA--, Raytown GA

Queen Anne House, Circa 1904, Fortsonia

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Filed under --ELBERT COUNTY GA--, Fortsonia GA

Thomas Long House, Circa 1854, Paoli

This was the home of Thomas Wilson Long (15 September 1784-21 July 1861), who came to Georgia from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was the uncle of medical pioneer Crawford W. Long and is buried nearby in the New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery. I will update information on subsequent owners as I learn more. The 1854 date is probably incorrect; some have suggested 1830s is more likely.

The house is surrounded by pristine farmland on one of the most beautiful backroads in the area.

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Filed under --MADISON COUNTY GA--, Paoli GA