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The “Plea Flucker” House-Temperance Bell, Georgia

If you’ve ever looked at the Farm Security Administration photos in Georgia, you likely stumbled across Jack Delano’s work. He took photos of this home in Temperance Bell and called it the “Plea Flucker House.”

I always felt confident that the house no longer stood because of its condition in 1941. Wondered why it was called “Plea Flucker.” Knowing that houses are often named after the first owners of a home, I dove into Ancestry records to see if I could determine who or what “Plea Flucker” was. Based on Census, Findagrave, and tax records, I was able to determine that this was Palemon Fluker’s home. Several generations of Flukers lived in the area, and Palemon is buried in the Woodville Cemetery, which is next to Temperance Bell. I am guessing Plea was either a nickname, a misunderstanding of the name, or Delano misread his notes once the photos were printed.

Springfield Baptist Church-Greensboro, Georgia

Greene County

Springfield Baptist Church was founded right after the Civil War. Newly freedmen and women were removed from the First Baptist Church, a white church. Conference minutes of the church reveal that for many years there were more enslaved congregants than white parishioners.

Church members purchased two parcels of land, one of them being the railroad depot where they held their first services. In 1907, this brick building was built with the bricks from the recently demolished Methodist church.

You can read more about the church on their website. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.