1884 – Talbotton, GA – $115,900

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Added to OHD on 11/16/17   -   Last OHD Update: 1/8/19   -   19 Comments
344 Jackson Ave, Talbotton, GA 31827

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Beautiful Victorian home built in 1894 with 3316 sq. ft. with spacious rooms, high ceilings, ample entertaining areas including large brick patio off from kitchen, enclosed pool area with a 16 x 32 pool, a large family room, separate dining room and living room, and a large country kitchen with lots of cabinets. Also has a rocking chair front porch and a screened in back porch. The lot is 0.92 acre.
Contact Details
Pam Brown or Jimmy Dyer, Harry Barnes Realty
706-846-2118 / hbrealty1929@yahoo.com
OHD Notes
Known as the Carreker-Watkins-Bassett House. On the National Register of Historic Places.
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19 Comments on 1884 – Talbotton, GA – $115,900

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA
    • Michael & Shannon Mayer says: 3 comments

      Hello Kelly, my wife and I currently own this amazing home. We purchased the home in 2015 from the Bassets. We have invested a lot of time, Love and money into this home. We will be putting this home on the market in the next couple weeks. We wish we could pick the house up and bring it with us. We left most everything the same, updated some painting including the front porch, new A/C heat, pool etc. We left some paint alone even thought it clashes but we didn’t want to change to much. Our Realtor is Jimmy Dyer with Harry Barnes reality in Manchester Georgia 706-573-8777.

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4467 comments

    Victorian era homes are known for whimsical ornamental details but this one stands out as being unusual even for homes of that era. The dormers/gables and scroll sawn ornamental details seem unique and obviously the work of a creative carpenter. I’ve seen somewhat similar exterior ornamentation on European, Scandinavian, and Russian houses from the Victorian era so it makes me wonder if the carpenter designer was an immigrant from another country? The interior is less challenging to understand as it has a typical Southern cottage center hall layout and finishes of the period. A couple of the mantels inside appear that they might predate the mid-1880’s but simple mantels of this kind had a long history extending back to the Antebellum period and continuing in some places to the early 1900’s. I’m sure with more research a more accurate chronological history could be found.

  3. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Moved to front page. On the site before, sold since (Michael & Shannon are owners, above), back on the market. I didn’t keep any of the old photos since not much changed, I did not see the point.

    This has always been one of my favorites on the site. The exterior details are beautiful! And I’d LOVE a swimming pool!

  4. shellbell67 says: 138 comments

    This is a beautiful house! Boy, do I love those high ceilings & the exterior is so unique!

  5. Victoria says: 137 comments

    John to your point about the creative carpentry, I wonder where the Carrekers were from originally. I researched this house’s lineage, here are some links. The builder was Newton P. Carreker, “captain in the quartermaster’s department of the Confederacy.” His father was Jacob Carraker (perhaps the name was spelled differently in an early census), one of the largest slave-owners in Talbot county.

    See house 12: https://history.columbusstate.edu/cc_projects/2013%20Talbotton%20Driving%20Tour%20and%20Map.pdf
    “The Bell styling of the gables at the roof of the home might have been inspired by the architecture of the Centennial Exposition of the United States in 1876 (the first World’s Fair in the United States). A servant’s house stood in the side yard and the remnants are now used as a garage.”


    Said to be son of Jacob CARRAKER (1790 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – 1875 Talbot County, Georgia, filed an application for service in the War of 1812) and wife Nancy HAYS (1788 Darlington County, South Carolina – 29 DEC 1854 Talbot County, Georgia), who married 08 NOV 1821 in Laurens County, Georgia – she had possibly been previously married to a THOMAS.


    “Capt. N. P. CARREKER Dies At Talbotton // Captain N. P. CARREKER died at his residence in Talbotton Tuesday night at 11 o’clock and was buried at Oak Hill cemetery at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. He was eighty-seven years old and was a captain in the quartermaster’s department of the Confederacy. Captain CARREKER was well known in Columbus and his friends here will regret to learn of his death.” [Columbus (GA) Ledger newspaper, Friday, 28 JUN 1918, p. 7.]


    • Paul Cariker says: 2 comments

      That is correct. Jacob was the son of George Karcher (alt: Carriker/Cariker), a soldier of the Revolution from North Carolina. His father emigrated from the Palatinate, Germany mid-1740s. George followed his sons to Georgia (Heard County) the year before he died (1835). Jacob was the first to go to Georgia (Laurens County). Married four times. The family spelling between census reports, military muster rolls and other documents are all over the place. Of George’s four sons two spell the family name Cariker, Jacob spelled it Carreker and their other brother, Character. The Jacob Carreker plantation was out east of Talbotton (Centerville district). He was one of the early members of the Union Primitive Baptist Church along with the Maxwells and other early settlers. A great many African-Americans with the name Carreker have their roots in Jacob’s slave population. Especially those who migrated to the north.

      • Donna Carreker Cunningham says: 2 comments

        Hi Paul,

        Thank you for posting so much great information. I would love to hear from you – I was born in GA, and my maiden name is CARREKER – although it is spelled differently, I am sure we are somehow from the same historical family tree!

        • Paul Cariker says: 2 comments

          Donna, I just saw your reply to my post. Yes, we are all related. The Carreker spelling is used by Jacob and his descendents and one person in my direct line whose family used the spelling. They were concentrated in St.Clair co, Al. Email me at pjcariker@comcast.net

    • Donna Carreker Cunningham says: 2 comments

      Hi Victoria,
      Thank you for posting so much great information. I would love to hear from you – I was born in GA, my maiden name is Carreker, and am sincerely interested in anything you can share.

  6. Connie Murray says: 132 comments

    Dream home! Love the gingerbread!

  7. Cathy DeVorce says: 10 comments

    I wanted to by this house when I moved to Columbus in 2014. I would still love to own it, wish I could sell my current house quickly.

  8. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    What a nice house! I wonder is there is an access to the attic?

    I love how the ceilings are always super high in these 1story southern houses from this era. It’s particularly striking in the pink bedroom, where the doors look like they were tailored for tiny people 😀

  9. Wild Bill says: 4 comments

    The is dormer is unique, but has it been altered to cover a window and is there an upper story? Curious


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