Historic Farmstead, Lowndes County

Isolated in the countryside near the Lowndes County ghost town of Delmar, this historic farm is one of the most intact collections of original agricultural structures I’ve ever seen in South Georgia. I’m grateful to Mandy Green Yates for bringing it to my attention. Mandy travels the back roads of South Georgia and North Florida finding lots of places like this. Follow her to see what she finds next.

I believe this was primarily a turpentine camp, as the area was well-known for large scale naval stores production. There would have been tenant houses here at one time, also. The structure above was likely the office for the operation.

My favorite structure is the commissary, which would have served all the needs of this small community.

The shingle-sided barn and water tower are amazing survivors, as well. The owners of the property should be commended for keeping this place in such relatively good condition throughout the years.


Filed under --LOWNDES COUNTY GA--, Delmar GA

5 responses to “Historic Farmstead, Lowndes County

  1. Pingback: Historic Farmstead, Lowndes County | KW Baker

  2. Victor McGough

    My daughter attended Del Mar Elementary School in Del Mar CA, a suburb of San Diego. Never knew of this Delmar

  3. penny butler rossiter

    There is a house in Hog Hammock on Sapelo Island that still has all of its outbuildings in tact. It has an outhouse, a smokehouse, and another outbuilding; none falling in. These structures are on the National Register as Hog Hammock Supporting Structures. I am a property owner/part time resident. If you’re interested in seeing it, let me know.

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Marge Ahearn

    These are wonderful pictures of a forgotten era. Good job! Thank you.

  5. Philip Jones


    Sent from my iPhone


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