Old Homes Collapsing Before Our Eyes

Some home just get all used up. It looks like this one in Washington County supported a rather large family and their surrounding land. After the railroad bulleted its way through the countryside beginning in the 1840s, families were no longer isolated and deserted their farms in search of richer soil. Then, a lack of labor after the civil war disrupted the agricultural economy of the South. Eventually, by about 1900, families moved into the cities where they found work in cotton mills. It is sad to see one of these old homes falling in disrepair and the story of its demise before your eyes. It may bear investigation into the county records to learn more.

Find your Ancestors Records on North Carolina Pioneers

SUBSCRIBE HERE

Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member
Click on Bundle and Save
Click on Subscribe

Originally published on Blogger

--

--

--

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Hungary has a Trump Library Blueprint

Decatur County Georgia Old Wills are Online

Questions on the war in Ukraine

Graphic map of Ukraine showing boarders, major cities, and surrounding landscape.

Socialism error

Sun and The Moon and The Farming Spirits

Did the Black Dahlia Killer Kill Her Too?

Black Dahlia

The experiences bestowed by Kanchi-Mahaswami — Part 11 : Swami, You have to save Tamilnadu

Winston Churchill: The Gathering Storm — Part 3

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland Austin

Author of 100+ genealogy books. Owner of 8 genealogy websites available by subscription. https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html

More from Medium

My Inner Poodle

The Liberal-NDP Agreement: Risks and Opportunity

Introducing (*drumroll*) Burrito!!!