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Sapelo Orange Grove, Hog Hammock

Sapelo Island GA Orange Grove Sign Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Reynolds Estate Guest House, Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island GA Reynolds Mansion Outbuilding Guest or Overseers House Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

This may have been a guest cottage for the nearby South End House (Reynolds Mansion), or perhaps the home of a site manager. It appears to be of 20th-century construction. I will update as soon as I know more.

Sapelo Island GA Reynolds Mansion Outbuilding Guest or Overseers House Canopy of Spanish Moss Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

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Pine Barrens Frostweed, Nanny Goat Beach

Sunrose Pine Barrens Frostweed Helianthemum corymbosum Nannygoat Beach GA Sapelo Island Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Helianthemum corymbosum

 

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Nanny Goat Beach, Sapelo Island

Nannygoat Beach Sapelo Island GA In the Rain Dunes Atlantic Ocean Ecosystem Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

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Dean Creek, Sapelo Island

Dean Creek Sapelo Island GA In the Rain Picture Atlantic Tidal Wetland Environment Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

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First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff, 1900, Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island GA First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff National Register Landmark Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Established by freedmen on Sapelo Island the year after the Civil War ended, the congregation at Raccoon Bluff built the present structure from lumber that washed ashore after the hurricane of 1898. Abandoned from 1968 until 2000, it was restored through efforts of the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society, the state of Georgia, and student from the Savannah College of Art & Design. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its restoration represents one of the most significant efforts to preserve African-American history in Georgia, more importantly a tangible link to the Geechee-Gullah culture of the Sea Islands.

Sapelo Island GA First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff National Register Landmark Sign Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Sapelo Island GA First African Baptist Church at Raccoon Bluff National Register Landmark Dinner on the Grounds Tables Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The congregation moved into its current home, in Hog Hammock, during the 1960s.

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Walker House & Garden, Hog Hammock

Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Abandoned Truck Station Wagon Clapboard House Ernest Walker's House Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Old cars are a common sight in Hog Hammock. Due to the difficulty and cost in removing them from the island, they are frequently encountered. On my visits with a part-time resident, I’ve ridden in a wide variety of “gently used” vehicles. Gently used is putting it kindly.

The image below illustrates what’s left of Mr. Ernest Walker’s fall garden, who was working hard to remove weeds the day before so he could plant his summer crops. The people of Hog Hammock are very self-sufficient and I have great respect for that; when I visited the day before with my friend who lives nearby, I learned that Mr. Walker is legally blind.

Hog Hammock GA Sapelo Island Ernest Walker's Garden Greens Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Hog Hammock Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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