Category Archives: Ogeechee GA

Fishing Camp, Ogeechee River

This private fishing camp is one of a few that still remain on the Ogeechee River.

I hope these sorts of places survive well into the future, but with increasing pollution on our rivers, it seems a challenge.

Just downstream from this camp, illegal chemical discharges at King America Finishing led to the largest fish kill in Georgia history in May 2011, essentially sanctioned by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.

Abandoned Wooden Bridge, Screven County

Near the ghost town of Ogeechee on the Ogeechee River this wooden bridge still stands alongside a newer bridge, built in 1970. I imagine it was a scary trip on the Old Ogeechee Road back in the day, especially during flood stage.

Tenant Farmhouse, Ogeechee

This is a wonderful survivor containing original elements such as the window shutters and chimneys.

Front Porch, Ogeechee

This is a favorite landmark near Ogeechee. I was surprised to find it still standing.

 

Single Pen Farmhouse, Ogeechee

This common style, often called “Cracker”,  remains a signature of our landscape. This single-pen form has a shed room on the front porch. In larger houses, this room is sometimes known as a preacher’s room, for traveling clergy who traveled on horseback and needed a place to bed down for the night.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Ogeechee

This house has been a landmark of the Ogeechee community for as long as I can remember. It has an attached kitchen at the rear.