Quitman, GA – Morton Bray Plantation is one of the largest remaining plantations in the Red Hills region at 3,500 acres. The original owner lived here for 68 years – and even ended up as the oldest Bank President in the U.S. Lots of interesting things about Morton Bray Plantation to share.
Brooks County, Ga – Visiting rural churches is a great way to better understand the history of communities. During my trip to Quitman, I had the opportunity to stop and see Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church. Take a look around the beautiful spot!
Oxford, Newton County – There are a lot of beautiful old homes in Oxford! I had the chance to visit on a brisk (OK let’s just call it REALLY COLD) morning. Before the trip, I knew Emory at Oxford is here. Officially it’s Oxford College of Emory University. There’s a lot of history – and this is also the birthplace of Georgia Tech? Yes, it sure is.
Happy New Year! Looking back through 2017, we saw some amazing Old Homes in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi! This would have published earlier but I’ve been recovering from the Rose Bowl – what a game. Go Dawgs! Getting to just 10 homes is difficult – would rather use a top 100 but figured that post would be way too long LOL. These are in no particular order!
Roswell, GA – Fulton County – Situated along the Chattahoochee River, Roswell has antebellum mansions and ties to 3 U.S. Presidents. We’ll look at several mansions and learn more of the history here. Now one of the largest cities in Georgia (population over 90,000), Roswell was part of Cobb County until 1932 when annexed by Fulton County.