Port Gibson, MS – Yes, we DO leave the state of Georgia from time to time. Visiting the Windsor Ruins with my dog Leroy was fun – read on for more photos and the history of this hauntingly beautiful place.
Jewell, GA – Rock Mill Methodist Church, built c1841-1845, is just over a mile from its original location. The church originally stood on a 3 acre tract donated by William Shivers, owner of Rock Mill Plantation (which still stands) and one of the first settlers in the area.
Brooks County, GA – About 6 miles outside of Quitman Ga, Forest Hill Plantation is thought to be the first 2 story house in Brooks County! The Spain family lived here for quite some time, and established the Bank of Quitman along with a hotel.
Washington, Ga (Wilkes County) – Holly Court, also known as the Ficklen-Lyndon-Johnson House, has quite a history in its nearly 200 year history. It’s actually the result of 2 houses being combined in the 1840s! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, we get to take a peek inside at photos from 1970. We have toured several Washington homes before, links are at the end of this article.
Natchez, Mississippi – Another road trip! I had the opportunity to attend the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage, and tour some amazing antebellum homes. This monthlong tour of homes has something for everyone. One of my favorites was a visit to Richmond – a house built in 3 distinct phases.