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Forgotten House — Williamsburg County, South Carolina

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Forgotten House

Barry Gooch, who is Field Coordinator for the Cooperative Research Program run by DNR, took this picture in Williamsburg County.

Forgotten House

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Barry says: “I have ridden the back roads of this state my entire life. I’m used to seeing old tires, discarded refrigerators, and even a rusted out ’53 Studebaker that spoils the view of almost every backwater swamp crossed by a causeway. But I admit to hitting the brakes when I saw this old clapboard farmhouse sitting in a duckweed-covered swamp in Williamsburg County. It’s just like someone had casually tossed it from the back of a pickup truck.”

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5 Comments about Forgotten House

SCIWAY says:
September 9th, 2016 at 8:14 am

Thank you for sharing, Jennifer.

Jennifer Hughes Martin says:
September 8th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

This old house is now five feet from a half constructed highway..a widening project in Hanna, SC..I went by it again today and all you could see was the roof…so sad that I had to share this with you all.

Jennifer Hughes Martin says:
December 6th, 2014 at 5:02 am

I’ve seen it ..Its right before you get to Browns Ferry..I wonder who lived there…I have folks out there, too…Lowrimore, Cannon, Smith, Brownn, Port..????

Dorothy K Morris says:
November 19th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

My Morris family lived in that area beginning about 1800 or earlier.

Toney says:
September 19th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

This shows, to me, the cycle of life. In earlier times this house was born from the hands of a man and probably his family. During its life much was shared and oh, the stories it could tell. Life was hard but good. After some years one by one it’s inhabitants left and the house was left alone. Times got rough for the old place. Without love and purpose there was nothing to do except watch everything go by. Becoming a part of someone’s history. Like all things man made it dies. Leaving only skeletal remains. Soon they’ll be gone also. Such is the cycle.


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