Category Archives: –WASHINGTON COUNTY GA–

Mount Zion A. M. E. Church, Davisboro

This is one of two historic African Methodist Episcopal congregations near Davisboro. I am unsure of the date, but I believe it’s a fairly early church.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Washington County

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Washington County

This is an expanded central hallway form, likely added to as the family grew over time. It was a fairly common practice among rural homeowners at one time.

Middle Hill Schoolhouse, Washington County

Though I cannot locate a specific history, a state historical survey notes that this rural African-American schoolhouse near Warthen was built and administered by the adjacent Middle Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The church was operating a school as early as the 1870s though this structure dates to the early 20th century.

The inward triangular entryway is a fascinating feature.

Single-Pen Tenant Farmhouse, Washington County

Central Hallway Cottage, Washington County

Unidentified Church, Washington County

St. James C. M. E. Church (Circa 1915) & Schoolhouse, Washington County

This historic Christian Methodist Episcopal congregation likely dates to the late 19th century. An architectural survey dates the church building to circa 1915. A cemetery is also located on the property.

Down a short lane from the chapel stands this one-room schoolhouse, typical of church-associated African-American communities in Georgia from the late-19th to the mid-20th century. This structure probably dates from 1910-1930.

Gabled-Ell Farmhouse, Washington County

This farmhouse is an important variation of a common form. It features an angled or corner porch. It’s possible I’ve seen one or two with this form in my years of documenting rural Georgia, but I can’t recall another example at the moment.

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Washington County

This house likely dates to the late 19th or early 20th century.