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.
Dr. Fielding Ficklen had a plantation house about 7 miles south of town. He bought the existing house in the 1840s, and then moved his plantation house here and combined the two houses. Amazing to think how an entire house moved on ox-carts in the 1840s.
The combining and remodeling of houses was not uncommon – often, planters would do this so that they could have a townhome.
The house has so much history – Mrs. Jefferson Davis and her children stayed here when fleeing Richmond, VA. If walls could talk!
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its significance, and we have some inside photos from 1970 to take a look at.
Washington has a LOT of history, and just held their spring tour of homes. I’ve covered a few of those tours – with interior photos – the links to a couple are below.
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