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New Bethel AME Church-Eatonton, Georgia

Putnam County

Based on death dates and the church style, I would estimate this church was built around 1900.

Carriage Factory-Eatonton, Georgia

Putnam County

It’s rare to find an antebellum building still standing. While it will be dismantled, I am glad I had the opportunity to photograph this 1818 carriage factory.

A ghost sign was hard to read in person, but the building has served as a carriage factory, a warehouse, and a garage.
These brackets are usually threaded into a beam. They help with building stabilization.

Alice Walker Home and Church-Putnam County, Georgia

On a rural road in Putnam County, Georgia, Alice Walker’s childhood home and church can be visited. While the house where she was born no longer stands, her family’s home is still standing.

Ward’s Chapel AME was built in the late 1800s. Thanks to a community effort the church has been restored in the last few years. This was Alice Walker’s church. Many of her ancestors, including her parents, rest in the cemetery across the road.