Join me as I wander the South in search of the places that time forgot.
New Stories of Old Places
Powelton Methodist Church is one of a handful of buildings that still stand at a rural crossroads that used to be an important stop on the Georgia Backroads. Today, it’s easy to miss the significant history of the village that used to be here so I spent some time gathering some of the story here.
This Virginia mansion has seen better days but there is hope that someone with deep pockets and a big vision will come forward to save it. Because underneath the vandalism and decay is some incredible craftsmanship and history that reaches back to the 1700 and 1800s.
This old store in Alabama hasn’t been used for many years, but at one point, it was a busy place for locals and travelers alike.
A church congregation was meeting here as early as 1786, although the membership has seen much change in all those years. Originally meeting under brush arbor, the current structure dates to 1872.
Have you ever heard of a dogtrot cabin? This style home was prolific across the American South as settlers pushed into the frontier. It served many purposes and was adaptable over time as a family expanded.
A resort sprang up here along the waters of the Suwannee River, where spring waters were believed to bring miracles. Today, little is left of the massive complex that once stood here.
Stories by State
Photographer, Researcher, and Cemetery Advocate
The Forgotten South began in 2010 as the hobby photography project of a history nerd. Since then, I have traveled to more than 2,000 historic sites across 13 states looking for the places time forgot. Then I dig in to research their stories to share with y’all.
In 2020, the project expanded to include documentation and clean-up of abandoned cemeteries as well.
Here on the website I share the images and stories of the sites I’ve researched so far. I hope you will follow along as I add more stories of old places to the blog!