The Farmhouse

According to historical records, this old Plantation Plain-style farmhouse in rural Hancock County, Georgia dates back to at least the mid-1800s. However, some historians believe the house is possibly much older. This style was fairly common in the 1800s across Southern states. Sometimes referred to as an ‘I’ house, these homes were typically two stories with a simple gable roof with chimneys on each end of the house. The one-story porch allowed the second-floor sleeping rooms to have ventilation on three sides. Kitchens were usually in a separate building behind the house, this kept the heat out of the house and protected the home in the event the kitchen caught fire.

Over the course of its existence, this particular home went through several additions. A kitchen and bathroom were added to the rear of the house as well as a porch on one side. It appears from what’s left behind and the partially painted front, that the farmhouse was in the midst of a renovation before it was completely abandoned. At one time, this was the home of Mr. Omer Jones who raised his family here. Neighbors say the last owner was elderly and moved to Florida to be closer to family over a decade ago. In July 2022, the property was sold and the new owner plans to continue to restore the old farmhouse.

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The overgrown yard greets visitors as they get close to the property.
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The front porch was handmade and is likely a later addition to the home.
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Although it has been years since anyone has called this place home, inside it remains fully furnished. If you look closely, you can see an animal nest in the window curtains.
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Across the hall, two double beds fill the space. The wide plank wood ceiling really shows the age of the structure.
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Two porcelain lamps sit side by side atop an antique dresser.
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A pair of nests sit on the fireplace mantle in a downstairs bedroom.
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In the dining room, the table remains set. There are even a few plates among the odds and ends left behind in the cupboard.
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Cobwebs cover old art supplies left behind.
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The kitchen is at the back of the house. Above the stove hangs a 1967 calendar, if you look closely the months are written in German.
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The downstairs entryway is piled with scaffolding and remnants of a renovation that was never completed.
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Tattered curtains and peeling wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom.
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A pair of old denim jeans lay across the foot of one of the beds in an upstairs bedroom.
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A pair of womens’ shoes wrapped in cobwebs.
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Magazines from the 1960s and 1970s on a dresser in one of the bedrooms.
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A matchbook for Jacques Chophouse in St. Augustine, Florida.

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22 comments

    1. Thank you for sharing this great home. I pray it will not get demolished. It would be wonderful to see it restored and keep the period furniture in the decor
      I wish I had the finances to renovate it or move it to another place to be renovated . Maybe someone with funds will see it and want to save it. Fingers crossed!

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    1. I would be interested if the photographer shares the location. I wish they would so others could enjoy these places as well. Especially photographers like myself and others like yourself. Chances are if youre on here reading and looking at these photos and history you aren’t one of the ones that will vandalize such a place.

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      1. Well, he has a reputation to uphold and we all know that no one can keep a secret. It’s like the time I let two kids fish in my pond and before I knew it, I had people on my property I had never even met AND they were leaving trash behind.
        So, no, he can’t share the location.

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  1. It would be nice if the author would mention at least the state each was located. I do realize that one should not divulge the exact location as vandals would surely desecrate these fine structures.

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  2. I wonder what circumstances would make a person just walk away and leave everything as is… just hoping that it was nothing traumatic. Beautiful home.

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  3. unfortunately the general public cannot be trusted to preserve anything if this wonderful photographer and historian didnt preserve the location of these places there d be nothing but graffitti and trash to find and photograph . so thank you for keeping these finds to yourself .

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  4. I visited this house recently. It’s been bought by a lady and she was there overseeing restoration. She showed me where people had broken down a door she’d just had repaired – this is a large part of why photographers don’t give out locations, because in the main, people cannot be trusted to respect these properties.

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