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Barbour River at Harris Neck

Barbour River McIntosh County GA Harris Neck NWR Photograph COpyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

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Meridian First African Baptist Church

First African Baptist Church Meridian GA McIntosh County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georia USA 2014

Though the present structure dates to 1990, it appears to have retained the steeple of an earlier incarnation. The congregation dates to 1904.

 

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Praise House, Bolden

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

Located near Eulonia in the Bolden community [sometimes referred to as Briar Patch], this vernacular landmark was built by Joseph Palmer in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Throughout its history it has served as a community center and schoolhouse but is perhaps best known as a praise house.

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Gathering Place Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

The praise house is locally known as the “Bolden Lodge”. It’s shaded yard is still a popular gathering place in this tiny community and it has long been associated with the world-famous McIntosh County Shouters.

Eulonia GA McIntosh County Highway 99 Gathering Place Unidentified Church or School Shuttered Windows Vernacular Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2014

 

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Nanny Goat Beach, Sapelo Island

Tidal Dunes Nanny Goat Beach GA Sapelo Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

This is my favorite beach in Georgia, characterized by pristine dunes and miles of “no people”.

Nanny Goat Beach GA Sapelo Island Pristine Atlantic Coast Barrier Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

It’s also the nearest beach to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, one of the largest near-shore live-bottom reefs in the Southeast. It’s located sixteen miles east of Sapelo Island.

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Sign at Nanny Goat Beach Sapelo Island GA Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

 

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Cow Skull, Hog Hammock

Cow Skull Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

On occasion, cows can be seen roaming freely around Hog Hammock, grazing on grasses and weeds in the isolated community. While this may seem a random occurrence, it is actually a sustainable practice dating back hundreds of years and the cows’ ramblings aren’t unknown to their owners.

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Abandoned House, Hog Hammock

Abandoned Vernacular House Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Johnson Hammock, Sapelo Island

House in Johnson Hammock GA Sapelo Island Moss Covered Oaks Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Just outside Hog Hammock is the community of Johnson Hammock, barely distinguishable but hauntingly beautiful in its own special way. It’s characterized by numerous old moss-covered oaks.

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