Category Archives: McIntosh GA

Bar-B-Q Sign, McIntosh

This iconic sign is still hanging beside a garage in McIntosh. It’s not as easily seen today, but it’s still there.


Cherokee Rose, Holmestown Road

For nearly a mile along this road was the largest wild display I’ve ever seen of Cherokee Roses (Rosa laevigata), the state flower of Georgia. A beloved harbinger of springtime, the Cherokee Rose is actually an invasive species, brought to the Southeast in the 1780s and deriving its English name from its association with the Cherokee tribes.

Holmestown Road Wetlands, McIntosh

Holmestown is an historic Black community between Hinesville and Riceboro.

There is no Holmestown proper, though this area is central to the community, much of it characterized by wetlands.