Tag Archives: Coastal Georgia Folk Art

Folk Art Gravesite Decoration, Crescent

Hopkins Belleville Cemetery Crescent GA McIntosh County Ornamental Gravesite Folk Art Flower Pots Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

This was one of the neatest things I found in the historic Hopkins-Belleville Cemetery.

 

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University of Georgia Marine Institute, Sapelo Island

University of Georgia Marine Institute Sapelo Island GA Old Dairy Barn of Richard RJ Reynolds Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The main building housing the University of Georgia Marine Institute was once part of a dairy and farming operation overseen by tobacco heir Richard Reynolds during his residence on Sapelo Island. It seems out of place in the harsh environment of Sapelo, but Reynolds was a worldly man whose influences ran the gamut of style and function.  The weathervane (below) depicting a tall ship is one of my favorite features of the structure.

University of Georgia Marine Institute Sapelo Island GA Old Dairy Barn of Richard RJ Reynolds Weathervane Tall Ship Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

 

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Headstones of Behavior Cemetery, Sapelo Island

Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Homemade Headstones National Register Landmark African-American Folklife Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Sapelo slaves and their descendants have been buried at Behavior since 1805. Due to senseless vandalism in the past, the cemetery is now accessible only by permission. See Amy Hedrick’s article on the cemetery for more background.

Isabella Robinson Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Concrete Fleur de lis Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Fleur-de-lis Marker & Headstone of Isabella, Wife of Monday Robinson

(26 September 1858 – 17 February 1889) Married 6 May 1876

Sallie Hall Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2012

Sallie Hall (15 March 1886 – 7 August 1951)

Ceaser Jackson Headston Star Motif Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Ceaser Jackson (17 January 1893 – 7 February 1916)

(Additional Text) He. Die. In. Faith. Sleep. On. Son. Take. You. Rest.

This headstone, along with several others, features the “star” motif common in Gould’s Cemetery.

Charles Walker Ex Slave Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Charles Walker (1813 – 5 February 1897)

Sarah Wilson Headston Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Sarah Wilson (29 July 1881 – 18 November 1940)

Peter Maxwell US Colored Infantry Headston Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Peter Maxwell, Company A, 30th (?) United States Colored Infantry

Liberty Handy Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Liberty Handy (1 August 1856 – 20 May 1916)

Husband of Katie Brown Headstone Ex Slave Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Beloved Husband of Katie Brown (1850 – 28 January 1918)

Mary Jackson Headstone Ex-Slave Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Mary Jackson (1837? – 7 February 1913)

Minto Bell Bilali Mohamet Muhammed Daughter Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Minto Bell (1780? – 25 August 1890)

The age, as well as the dates on the tombstone, is an estimation; Bintou (Minto) Bell was one of seven daughters of the patriarch of Sapelo Island, Bilali Muhammad (Mohamet).

Mary Wright Headstone Behavior Cemetery Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Mary Wright (13 February 1873 – 29 September 1923)

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Sapelo Tour Bus

 

 

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Roadside Produce Stand, Eulonia

Roadside stands selling peaches, peanuts, watermelons, and other iconic local crops, seem to be making a huge comeback, as the traffic at this one just off I-95 would attest.

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Bowie Seafood, Tybee Island

Bowie Seafood is a popular and longtime local favorite on the island, though the hours are often irregular. Tybee Islanders will tell you that Bowie’s has some of the freshest seafood in town.

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Centennial Mural, Kingsland

To commemorate Kingsland’s centennial Folkston artist Tim Bass, aka Signsmith, painted this beautiful mural in 2008. It illustrates the community’s commitment to history and preservation in its downtown area.

Kingsland Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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