Initially built as a plantation plain or I-house in 1849, the Asa Chandler home showcases Folk Victorian additions. Reverend Asa Chandler was a Baptist preacher and small-scale farmer in Elbert County. He utilized enslaved labor to cultivate a wide variety of crops on his land.
According to Scott Reed, an Athens-based preservationist, this home is believed to be older than want is stated in the National Register of Historic Places and that it first started as a dog trot.
In 1917, the home was purchased by Walter Jones.
The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.