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.

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The Blue House.

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Boat cubby.

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The gray house seems to be a riverside store neither abandoned nor busy on this Monday afternoon.

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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.

4 comments:

  1. Fascinating post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. You need to go on down to the river. A few secrets there,too~

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  3. The wooded area at the back of the cemetery is loaded with unmarked, collapsed graves. It always made me wonder why those graves are in the woods

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  4. The wooded area at the back of the cemetery is loaded with unmarked, collapsed graves. It always made me wonder why those graves are in the woods

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