George W. Jackson House, 1898, Baconton

George Washington Jackson came with his family to Dougherty County from Wilkinson County as a young boy. At the age of ten he moved with his widowed mother and brother and sister to the Mount Enon community, several miles from Baconton. He served as a lieutenant in the Confederate army and later as a county commissioner. He had farming operations all over what is today northern Mitchell County; he built this home in 1898 to replace a log farmhouse at this location. He and his wife, Eulelia Peacock Jackson, had nine children. Numerous other families lived here throughout the 20th century.

The city of Baconton saving such an important historic home and re-purposing it as their city hall is a great example of thinking outside the box. Perhaps it will serve as inspiration for other communities to pursue non-traditional avenues of preservation.

National Register of Historic Places


Filed under --MITCHELL COUNTY GA--, Baconton GA

2 responses to “George W. Jackson House, 1898, Baconton

  1. Gloria Blocker

    Great place to have a Town Hall in Baconton, Ga. Our archtechural interns and (construction-workers)can re-purpose historical homes through out the U.S.A.🇺🇸
    Home of the 🌬️ BRAVE-FREE and 50 years of a Sabattical YEAR. From: A Vision with a Purpose😇G-d’s Glory for☮️

  2. Gloria Blocker

    Restoring Historic Preservation through the eyes of a Diverse Nation.U.S.A🇺🇸

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