Category Archives: Sapelo Island GA

Beach Road, Sapelo Island

Milton Wilson House, Circa 1900, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Johnson House, Circa 1880, Johnson Hammock

This is among the oldest surviving houses on the island.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Benny & Viola Johnson House, 1925, Johnson Hammock

I believe this house has been restored since I photographed it.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Hall House, Sapelo Island

Randolf Williams House, Hog Hammock

A neighbor of Mr. Williams told me he was known in the neighborhood as the chicken man. This was his coop, made from available materials.

The neighbor also noted that some of his chickens are probably still roaming around Hog Hammock. I don’t know if this is one of them, but I’d like to think so.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Dan Dixon House, 1930, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

James Hillery House, Circa 1938, Hog Hammock

This hall-and-parlor house is a wonderful surviving example of a once-common type in Hog Hammock, which has been nicely preserved by its present owners. The identification is from the late Cornelia Bailey, whom I had the pleasure of visiting on several of my Sapelo trips during the mid-2010s.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Mud River, Sapelo Island

This view of the Mud River, near the edge of Sapelo Sound, was made from inside the historic tabby barn at Chocolate.

Manager’s House, 1935, Chocolate Plantation

This well-maintained cottage was built around the time R. J. Reynolds, Jr., acquired the island. The area around the Chocolate Plantation ruins was still being farmed at the time.

It’s presently owned by the Department of Natural Resources.