c. 1839 – Carlton, GA

Added to OHD on 4/15/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/21/20   -   8 Comments
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930 Veribest Rd, Carlton, GA 30627

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  • $285,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2068 Sq Ft
  • 15.42 Ac.
The Smith-Harris historic farmhouse was built in 1839. Its rich history has been documented over the years and the house is registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of 9 historic homes in Oglethorpe County. The plantation style-plain farmhouse is nestled on 15 fully fenced acres with both open pasture and forest. This property is truly a walk-through time. Joseph Smith built the house as a wedding present for his bride, Martha Crook. They are both buried in the family cemetery along with their descendants. The property is set up for a small farm operation. The barns are located in separate fencing from the primary 8 acres. The huge scuppernong vine that was planted the year the house was built still fruits. There are multiple fruit trees and maypop vines. In March the ornamental landscaping of bridal wreath and daffodils bring the nostalgia of the times where the property was filled with neighbors celebrating weddings and community events as the house was the main stop from Lexington to Elberton in the 1920's. The residence has metal roof and a great front and back porch. There are two adjoining family living spaces and a very large dining room and the kitchen also on the main level with original harwood flooring. Kitchen is equipped with a gas range, beautiful cabinetry and loads of counter space. You will also find two bedrooms with updated wood flooring and one full bath. Upstairs is a large suite that could be used as a master suite complete with large bedroom, closet and another full bathroom. A farmhouse such as this allows one to be creative with your uses for rooms. Among the many accessory structures are a detached and insulated garage with electricity, a large barn, small house ready for updates and, adjacent to the main house, a detached unfinished office/storage/workshop space with electrical. The home has been updated with a new septic system, a recently graded driveway with two water bars to prevent washout, gutters on all buildings, and both the insulation and moisture barrier under the main dwelling have been replaced. The property is part of the County Conservation Reserve. This Conservation restricts owners from subdividing the property and also gives the homeowner added benefits in regards to property taxes. You will be blown away by this beautiful property and equally enamored by knowing you too can be a part of the history of this farm.
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Julie Moon, 3tree Realty
(706) 247-2682 / (706) 255-8597
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8 Comments on c. 1839 – Carlton, GA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11848 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ll have to ask husband why are we living where we are and not here?! So many options! Not often that the original family is included. 😀

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  2. BethanyBethany says: 3427 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Not only getting a definite Waltons vibe here, but a private cemetery! What a fantastic property. Truly and old house dream.

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  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6670 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    So much plastic and so little old; I couldn’t figure it out = had to click. I get it now. It’s a really interesting property overall: and remote, with off grid potential, is looking more and more appealing as the days pass.

    Paraphrased from Wiki:
    Known as a “scuplin” in some areas of the Deep South: It is also known as the “scufalum”, “scupanon”, “scupadine”, “scuppernine”, “scupnun”, or “scufadine” in some parts of the South. The scuppernong is the state fruit of North Carolina.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/97-930veribestrd.jpg
    (Me) = I’d be going with “scupAnon” 😉
    Learn something new – as they say. Heheheh.

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    • CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments
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      Charleston, SC

      We always just called them muscadines. My grandmother planted a whole bunch like this and to make wine from them. The original two story section is very typical of a rural Georgia Plantation Plain style house that likely served as the “big house” for an antebellum cotton plantation.

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  4. JullesJulles says: 517 comments
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    Carlton’s population in 2018 was 265. I think your best bet would be doing the homesteading, off the grid thing. It is not close to anything and going to the closest grocery store would be a heck of a drive. On the bright side, this is a beautiful old Southern Farmhouse. I love the simplicity and airyness of it. You can practically feel the breeze coming through the open windows and hear the sprang and thwack of the screen door. You need to check for a well and see how much water it produces. It can be very rainy up that way or you can have a summer drought. You need to make sure you can water the garden, goats and chickens no matter what.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11848 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Low population doesn’t mean much in the south if you are near a city. I’m a proponent for off the grid living but if one is not that type it’s not necessary in Carlton. Athens is a 36 minute drive and they have everything. Elberton is a 17 min drive while not as big as Athens they have a Walmart, Ingles (which has always been our grocery store), drug and eateries. Elberton also has a hospital, Athens has a larger one. Biggest problem would be internet, if you worked at home and needed fast upload/download speed, the broadband map is only showing up to 25Mbps available for this area.

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    • says: 118 comments

      Collect the rainwater off the roof and store it in tanks filtering it when needed. Add solar panels and generators plus Ceiling fans. I love the acreage and the nearness to Athens, but the plain design is a no go for me. I would ruin it trying to goop it up to my taste.

  5. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 676 comments

    SOLD 7/20/2020 (Realtor).

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