Category Archives: –JASPER COUNTY GA–

McHan Building, 1870s, Jasper

The two-story commercial block shown here, on South Main Street, is one of the two oldest in Jasper.


Allen Grave House, Eudora

One of the best surviving grave houses I’ve found in Georgia is the final resting place of two pioneers of the nearly forgotten Eudora community, John Ashbury Allen (11 January 1815 – 5 October 1891), and Nancy Goodman Crawford Allen (6 September 1816 – 30 May 1882). The Allen family were involved in farming and also owned a store and ran the post office in Eudora at one time, I believe.

NOTE: The Allen Family Cemetery is private and can only be seen from the roadside.

General Store, Jasper County

This was either a general/grocery store, or a commissary. “Shotgun stores” like this were once very common in the Georgia landscape.

Sardis C. M. E. Church, Jasper County

A larger church now stands near this structure, so I believe this was an older church used by the congregation.

J. E. Florence House, Circa 1856, Monticello

Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Smithboro

This farmhouse has an interesting layout and appears to have been a simple central hallway form that was later expanded.

McElheney Tenant House, Jasper County

This saddlebag tenant house is similar in style to the typically taller New England saltbox house. This is due to the shed room at the back of the house. Thanks to Carlton Henderson for the identification.

This post begins our merger with Vanishing North Georgia.

McElheny Farmhouse, Jasper County

Thanks to Carlton Henderson for the identification.

Ocmulgee River, Jasper County

This is the headwaters area of the Ocmulgee River, below the confluence of the Yellow, South, and Alcovy Rivers and Tussahaw Creek at Lloyd Shoals Dam on Lake Jackson.

A public park owned by Georgia Power affords access to the river here, on the Jasper County side off Highway 16; if you cross the bridge (driving west) into Butts County you can access Lloyd Shoals Dam.

American Legion Post 110, 1942, Monticello

The American Legion was chartered in Monticello in 1931 with a small group of World War I veterans. Local Commander Ray M. Persons was instrumental in having the legion house constructed. Though not as active as it was in the past, the Legion still meets here.

Monticello Historic District, National Register of Historic Places