Monday, March 2, 2015

Hunter-England House, c. 1832 Union County, GA

Photographer facing NE from Hwy 129
These photos were taken on January 1, 2006. The home was built c. 1832 by John Hunter who migrated into  North Georgia from Buncombe County, NC after the Cherokee land lottery. It is believed to be the oldest dwelling in Union County, GA. It was constructed from poplar logs, with a stone pillar foundation. It was last used as a residence during the 1950s.
Photographer facing east from Hwy 129

The bad news is that the home no longer stands at its original location. The good news is that it is being dismantled piece by piece and re-built at a location less than five miles from the original. A 2008 posting on the website identified Clyde Smith of Cartersville, GA as being in charge of the project. As of the date of this post, I cannot  find any additional information about the completion of the relocation, though it's been seven years since the project began. Once I find the answer to this, an update will be posted.

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