Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Road Trip 12: We Missed Most of Millen Georgia but Hope to Return

Driving north on 17 our introduction to Millen was this mansion in the middle of a low-rise housing project.

This can't be the only one, can it? But we were in a rush hoping to make Sparta before dark.

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We took a jog west on Cotton Avenue. Commercial on the north side.

20140929_161629 2014-09-29 Drive Home from Hilton Head Pal Theater Millen Georgia
Millen's Pal Theater looks fine for now.

Losing the innards of the basket handle arch.

20140929_161906 2014-09-29 Millen Georgia train and train station Drive Home from Hilton Head
Cotton Avenue fronts the tracks. Millen must be a great train watching place: "Awesome N(orfolk) S(southern) Action in Millen, GA 2/15/14" is indeed awesome.

20140929_162138 2014-09-29 Millen Georgia Drive Home from Hilton Head
We found this kitty-cornered from the courthouse at College and Harvey. Look at those tall windows.

But we were out of time. We stopped at McDonalds at the intersection of 17 and 23 then headed west toward Midville.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Road Trip 11: Scarboro, Georgia's Perfect Terminated Vista and Triangular Green

This tiny place is not to be missed. Fortunately you can't miss it so take an extra five minutes and stop in Scarboro.

About 5 miles up Highway 17 north of Rocky Ford we found a near perfect terminated vista. It looks like you are going to drive smack into a building, a place that stops the eye.

You put something pretty in a terminated vista. In Scarboro it's this little church.

Scarboro Baptist is atop a tiny rise on a triangular green, grand red steps to the portico.

"In 1839 (Scarboro) became Station No. 7 on the Central Rail Road and served this (sic) one of the very oldest rail roads in the United States...."

On the green there's a white church, a blue house, and a gray house. Scarboro Road, a shortcut to the Ogeechee River, passes a ruin and the cemetery.

The Scarboro triangle.

20140929_160208 2014-09-29 big blue house Scarboro Georgia
The Blue House.

IMG_3012 2014-09-29 Scarboro Georgia boat 
Boat cubby.

20140929_160231 2014-09-29 Scarboro Landing Bait and Tackle Scarboro Georgia
The gray house seems to be a riverside store neither abandoned nor busy on this Monday afternoon.

IMG_3015 2014-09-29 Ruin on Scarboro road near cemetery Scarboro Georgia
The ruin is on Scarboro Road where it starts sloping down to the Ogeechee.

The cemetery is across the street from the ruin. We didn't have time to explore be we wanted to.

Of course Brian Brown has been there with Vanishing South Georgia.

That's about all there is, do stop.

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