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Frontier Village, Fort Gaines

Frontier Village is a collection of publicly accessible historic structures located adjacent to the replica of the 1816 blockhouse. There’s no admission cost. The two houses below are a good general representation of early styles common in the area in the 19th century.

Newt Engram Dogtrot House. Originally located in Lightard Knot Springs near Zetto, this is thought to have been built by Seaborn P. Engram and passed to Newt Engram. (Some Engrams in Clay County spelled their name with an “E” while others in the family spelled it with an “I”. Since I’m not a genealogist, I’m not quite sure the distinction).

Herbert and Liza Ingram House. This single-pen log house was originally located near Sutton’s Corner.

 

 

 

 

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Women’s Clubhouse, 1927, Fort Gaines

This clubhouse, with a rear portico overlooking the Chattahoochee River, was shared the Woman’s Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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The Scout House, 1928, Fort Gaines

Under the leadership of Methodist minister Emmett Emerson Gardner, the local Boy Scout troop cut, notched, and scraped the logs and erected this cabin for use as their lodge.

Originally consisting of two rooms, the cabin was later remodeled for use as the first library in Fort Gaines.

It’s located adjacent to the Toll House.

 

 

 

 

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Toll House, 1820s, Fort Gaines

It’s suggested that John Dill was the first owner of this structure, around 1820, and that it may have been a temporary meeting house for an early group of Methodists.

Later in that decade, John Sutlive purchased it for use as a toll house and traveler’s rest. With the busy bridge to Alabama situated just below the bluff, it would have been a very profitable enterprise for Sutlive.

The toll house has been moved slightly south of its original location, but the view of the Chattahoochee from the high bluff would have been about the same two hundred years ago,

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J. E. Paulin House, 1900, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Sutlive House, 1820, Fort Gaines

This is one of the oldest houses in Fort Gaines and aside from being enlarged and stylistic elements added, retains much of its original appearance.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Gainer-Sutlive-Tatum House, Circa 1820, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Gothic Revival House, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Greek Revival House, Fort Gaines

This house likely dates to the antebellum era. I’ll update when I know more.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Eclectic Victorian House, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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