Powell Farm, Lanier County

lanier county ga farmstead photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This farmhouse is located just north of Lakeland. It’s an interesting vernacular form which immediately caught my eye as I was driving toward Pearson.

lanier county ga historic vernacular farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

It’s part of an historic farmstead that is presently listed for sale.

lanier county ga historic farmhouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

My guess is that it dates to the late-19th or early-20th century.

lanier county ga historic farmstead barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Two pack houses or seed barns are located on the property.

lanier county ga historic farmstead packing shed photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

A nice tobacco barn also survives.

lanier county farmstead powell road tobacco barn photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Update: Sadly, as of 2019, the farm has been demolished, with not a building left as I understand it.






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11 responses to “Powell Farm, Lanier County

  1. Sydney

    Check out the old school in Stockton! Would love to see your shots of it and learn more about it!

  2. Jesse Dukes

    I’m looking for an area just like this for a photoshoot I’m having soon! I’m a photographer from SC and my client lives in GA. Can anyone tell me if these barns are still standing today?!

    • Jesse, I believe some of the barns have been taken down. Try The Ford Farm in Lanier County, GA. It’s a beautiful backdrop for photos and they host weddings, etc. They have a website. Tell them I sent you if you call.
      Debbie Mosier

  3. Debbie Mosier

    Brian, Come back to Lanier County any time and ride and check out the area. I’ve lived here all my life and am still discovering areas that I never knew existed. Some of the old churches are also very interesting…You’d probably like the history behind “Burnt Church” and its cemetery is full of history as well. Our local historian, Nell Roquemore, would be a fantastic guide…She’s one of our greatest treasures! Looking forward to seeing more of Lakeland and Lanier County!

  4. Doris Summers

    Brian,our family moved on the Jo Powell farm in the fall of 1955. our Dad farmed the land until 1970 then Parents built a house in Lakeland, Ga. & moved there. Dad passed away almost 20 years ago Mom passed last Nov.
    Dad planted tobacco & corn. plus a 3 acre garden. there were 6 siblings 4 girls & 2 boys.the house had a bed room downstairs & 3 upstairs. the girls had one bedroom the boys the other. we used the small bedroom to hang our clothes.their are so many memories in that house! the small house behind the big one was where we washed our clothes on a wringer washing machine. the big house has a hall between the bedroom downstairs & the living room . also between the kitchen & dinning room. We had our Mom’s 80th Birthday celebrations there in 2001. thank you for sharing the pictures!

    • Debbie Frazier Mosier

      Thanks for the memories, Mrs. Doris! I loved your Mama and Daddy, and your brother, Bryant, was one of my Daddy’s best friends when they were young. Your Daddy always had the best vegetables around…just as your Mama had some of the best cooking! Fine people that are missed.
      Debbie Frazier Mosier

  5. I”ve coveted this property for many years, Brian. My wife and I have photographed it several times…have to win the lottery to buy the 1600 acres listed. Guy

  6. ben dooley

    Very nice Brian! The long overhangs on the gable ends make this house look a lot like a 2 story double-pen house. If so it could easily be pre-1850 and have original log walls covered by later the lap siding! It would certainly be nice to take a closer look if you could.

  7. vanne hanisch-godoy

    Wow! These buildings have a feel to them !!

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