Silas Wheeler House, Bacon County

Pioneer Log House Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Stephen Dubberly shared this history of the house, via Richard Wheeler: The house is owned by Dr. Hank Wheeler; it was built by his grandfather, Silas Wheeler in the early 1900s.

Pioneer Log House Details Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Typical of pioneer log structures, the material is rough-hewn.

Pioneer Log House Interior Bacon County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Mud chinking served as the insulation, but over time, much of this has disintegrated.

Pioneer Log House Bacon County GA Joinery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

As seen here, the structure is actually two smaller log buildings set together to make a larger whole.

Bacon County Pioneer Log Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

A nice old log barn survives (barely) on the property, as well.

Bacon County GA Log Barn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Update: It has been reported that this house was dismantled in 2020.

10 thoughts on “Silas Wheeler House, Bacon County

  1. Walter

    My Grandmother was Silas’s wife (Abby) Sister. In 2020 someone ignored the history of this fabulous house and went out and stole the house (probably for the lumber). Whatever they illegally gained will serve them only guilt

    Reply
  2. Janey Ursrey

    My grandfather farmed for Mr. Silas and my mom remembers living in this very house as a child! She was so moved to see the awesome picture of a childhood home. Thanks you so much for making her day

    Reply
    1. Vernell Cothern Mincey

      Janey, what is your moms name? Grandfather? We lived next house down from that house. Many, many,many years ago

      Reply
  3. Susan Mcdaniel

    Good to see postings of Bacon County. That is where I was born and grew up. When I go I love to ride the old dirt roads.

    Reply

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