The Rock House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Hawaiian Ninja
N 33° 28.931 W 082° 33.476
17S E 355254 N 3705830
Quick Description: This sign marks the spot for The Rock House.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 7:14:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM3MM0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
This 18th Century stone dwelling is the only surviving house associated with the Colonial Wrightsboro Settlement (1768). Its builder, Thomas Ansley, used weathered granite, quarried in its natural form from the nearby geographic fall line, as building material. The granite, along with pine timbers and cypress shingles, gave the house a distinctive Ga. Charter.

The architectural style of the Rock House is similar to stone houses in the Delaware Valley of New Jersey from which Ansley migrated. It is the earliest dwelling in Georgia with its original architectural form intact.

Ownership of the Rock House passed to Nicholas C. Bacon in the 1840's and in the 1880's to the Johnson family, who mainted it as a working plantation until the 20th Century. The Johnson heirs, Effie Johnson Usry and Mary Ruth Johnson McNeil gave the house to the Wrightsboro Quaker Community Foundation, Inc. in 1966, who restored the house in 1981.
Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: 094-9

Date: 1990

Sponsor: Not listed

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