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Snow-Wasden House, Brooks County

If you’ve ever been to Quitman, Georgia, this home sits on the edge of town. It has been empty for years. It’s a home with a great deal of interest in it due to it’s imposing size on an open field, and due to it being a the site of a double murder. Jamie Snow Branch, and her husband, Lee Branch, were murdered by her brother Livingston Snow on December 17, 1937.

Barney Colored Elementary School, Brooks County

Built in 1933 in Brooks County, Georgia, this school was built with Rosenwald funds to serve Black school children of the county. The Morven Alumni Association, another Rosenwald School in the county, fund raised and helped get the building restored. This school building operated from 1933 to 1959. It now serves as a community building for Barney, Georgia and the surrounding towns. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.