Historic Sites Across the Southern States
A modest two-room log cabin was built here in the 1820s and expanded over time.
A congregation started meeting here in the 1840s and by the 1920s, had built this church which stands empty today.
Built in the 1870s by the Tippins Family, this home has never been painted and remains in nearly original condition.
Although it crumbles more each day, this farmhouse from the 1800s still holds fond memories for family descendants.
This home in Eastern North Carolina dates to the 1850s. Now empty, its owners have agreed to let the local fire department burn it for practice.
This country store served a rural farming community in Tennessee until the 1950s.
Built in 1876, this chapel in Western North Carolina was the first church made of handmade bricks in this region.
This church was built in 1853 and is all that is left of a once-expansive plantation.
[Halifax County, NC]
This home was built lovingly- quite literally, for the Fussell Family in the late 1800s.
[Sumter County, FL]
Built in 1922, this grist mill has been grinding corn for its community for almost 100 years.
[Leon County, FL]
This church stands as one of the few reminders of a crossroads community that has long-since disappeared.
[Brooks County, GA]
This home was built by the first white settler to come to this area of Florida.
[Sumter County, FL]
This church was founded by earlier Florida settlers and while its no longer in regular use, descendants of its founders care for it to this day.
[Levy County, FL]
Built in the 1870s, this home has watched the trains roll by for more than 100 years.
[Bradford County, FL]
For as many years as anyone can remember, this church had been leaning closer to obscurity until one day in 2020, she collapsed, taking most of her story with her.
[Claiborne County, MS]
Rev. James O’Kelly, a noted abolitionist, started a congregation here in 1794.
[Chatham County, NC]
Built on the foundation of a Women’s Academy that burned in 1880, this 5,000 square foot home sat abandoned before years before preservationists stepped up in 2019 to save it.
[Morgan County, GA]
Built in 1821, this place has served as a courthouse, a jail, a school, a stagecoach stop, and a general store.
[Newton County, GA]
This home has seen better days. Check out the post to see what it looked like back then!
[Alleghany County, NC c. 1890s]