Category Archives: Sapelo Island GA

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

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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.

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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.

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Jessie Mae Banks House, Hog Hammock

The late Cornelia Bailey identified this as the home of Jessie Mae Banks (1918-1999).

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dixon-Watts House, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Sunset, Nanny Goat Beach

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Ronster Johnson House, Circa 1910, Sapelo Island

Penny Butler Rossiter writes: This was the home of Ronster Johnson (1913-1994). It is in Johnson Hammock. He was the famous “storyteller” of Sapelo Island. Hopefully it will be restored one day. It is a “supporting structure” in Hog Hammock and is on The National Register. It is my understanding that, though it’s a separate neighborhood, Johnson Hammock is included in the National Register historic district.

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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