Category Archives: –BRYAN COUNTY GA–

10 Places: Black History in Coastal Georgia

Our Top Ten post was so popular that I’ve decided to try to do one of these each month. For Black History Month, I thought these would be timely. There may be a greater concentration of historic African-American-related sites on the coast than anywhere else outside Atlanta, but like all history on the coast, they are under constant threat from population growth and changes in land use and land value.

#1- 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Darien

#2- Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1928, & Good Shepherd School, 1910, Pennick

#3- Praise House, Bolden

#4- Dorchester Academy Boys’ Dormitory, 1934, Midway

#5- African-American Madonna Monuments of Camden County

#6- Lambright House, Freedmen’s Grove

#7- Sam Ripley Farm, 1926, Liberty County

#8- Freeman’s Cottage, Circa 1820, Savannah

#9- George Washington Carver School, 1939, Keller

#10- First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff, Circa 1900, Sapelo Island

Folk Victorian House, 1904, Groveland

Central Hallway House Ruins, 1894, Groveland

This house is of a form very common in late-19th-century Georgia.

Floyd Farm Tobacco Barns, Pembroke

Just outside Pembroke, this row of tobacco barns is reminiscent of a scene that was once common throughout Georgia. Productive farmers often situated their tobacco barns in close proximity on dirt lanes like this one. While many wouldn’t expect to find tobacco cultivation near the coast, northern Bryan County, where Pembroke is located, is more similar to inland Georgia than Coastal Georgia.

Jan Deal Hendrix notes that the barns were originally owned by Albert Floyd and are now owned by his nephew.

The barns are in amazing condition, considering they likely date from the 1940s or 1950s.

Thanks to Linda Shaver Starling for bringing these to my attention.

Colon Floyd Shop Buildings, Pembroke

Package Store, Pembroke

This package store just outside Pembroke was originally owned by James Olan Butler, and later sold to John Futch.

Tindol Hotel, 1920s, Pembroke

Thanks to Jan Deal Hendrix for her assistance with identifying this property, and many others in Pembroke. The Tindol family owned the hotel until the mid-1990s. Jan recalls that Mrs. Tindol lived here with her daughter Agnes, who had a beauty shop in downtown Pembroke.

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

J. G. Bacon House, 1920, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

U. J. Bacon House, 1910, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Central Hallway House, Pembroke

Pembroke Historic District, National Register of Historic Places