Southwest GA Circa 1900 Southern Plantation-Style Home Near Lake Under $50,000


According to,

“Fort Gaines is a small rural community founded in Southwest Georgia in 1814. Its history is rich, its natural resources bountiful, its citizens friendly.

Short winters and balmy summers, the acres of rich timberland that surround it, and its proximity to Lake Walter F. George have made Fort Gaines a haven for hunting and fishing for many years.

Recently several of the historical homes and monuments in the city have been revitalized, and the Dept. of Natural Resources has put renewed effort into the state parks in Clay County and along the lake. Also, in 1998 the Meadowlinks 18 Hole Championship Golf Course opened 4 miles north of town proper. This has made Fort Gaines an even more enchanting and inviting prospect for visitors and vacationers.”

Apparently, this gorgeous circa 1900 Antebellum/Greek Revival? is one of the homes that is calling out to be revitalized. The historic edifice has been known as the Dobbins Hotel and the Cook House and features six bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 9-ft. ceilings, multiple beautiful fireplace mantels and central ac and heating. It looks like there was a sale on burgundy paint, and it does need some finishing and repairs, but the exterior is absolutely beautiful! Note the floor-to-ceiling windows, the round windows, the Southern Plantation-style front porches, the massive columns and the third floor door that leads to nowhere.

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