Nuts about Nutwood

Nutwood

LaGrange, GA – Why did they name this Nutwood?  What’s up with that?  I was curious, and learned that when this antebellum house was built in 1833, they planted the first pecan trees in the county here on what became a 440 acre plantation.  People made the trek to this house to look at the pecan trees!

Looking down the long driveway, it almost looks like it’s from a movie set.  When you go around the side of the house you then realize it was built in an “L” shape. A couple of the outbuildings have also survived, the kitchen building and the smokehouse.

I went to Nutwood shortly after it was sold last year and it was just under renovation to become an event facility.  Good to see a home that was once “at risk” being saved