I went down to Schley County, GA, last Sunday and while I was there, I shot some of the old buildings there. I processed them in multiple ways, but most where bracketed shots at -3EV to +3EV in full stops. I processed most of them in both color and black-and-white.
The area that I was shooting in has been known by several different names over the last two centuries. It has been known as Nubbin Hill, Patton Hill, St Elmo, and currently, Concord. While it was a fairly decent farming community 100 years ago, today it is almost empty, as most of the people have moved closer to the cities in search of better paying jobs.
The Patton Hill courthouse is the smallest building there, but was used back in the 1800’s up into the 1900’s. Stephen Murray and David Rufus Murray both used it when they served as Justices, and it was used as a voting precinct for a while as well. It used to have a stove in the middle of it to keep it warm, but that was taken out a long time ago.
The building on the adjacent corner used to be a general store, run by a man named Tom Cook. The store was open up into the 1950’s, but has been closed a long time. It used to have metal advertising signs all over it, and a stove in the middle of the store, along with a big cooler outside the side door. The stove got stolen a long time ago, the cooler was removed, and the signs had to be removed to keep people from stopping and stealing them.
Concord United Methodist Church is on the other adjacent corner to the Patton Hill court house. It is a small church, but with a lot of history. It’s graveyard has residents of the community that lived there back in the mid-1800s, but it is still a modern building.
The road between the court house and the church is called Concord Church Road and runs south towards Ellaville, GA. A storm was rolling in, so I quickly snapped off a few frames, and went home.