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Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wheat House

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm

 
 
Wheat House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
1. Wheat House Marker
Inscription.  This tall wood-framed building was used both as a granary and as a place to store farm equipment. Like the garage, it faces the main house and so it has some ornamental features, notably a balcony above the front door. But this balcony was more than a handsome addition; mule-drawn wagons were backed under it so that workers could hoist sacks of grain into the loft. In the loft there are large wooden bins in which grain was stored. Inside on the ground floor, beside the main door, there is a very steep flight of stairs leading up into the loft, and, on the north wall, one can see wooden chutes used to convey grain back to the ground for bagging.

Sliding doors give access to sheds on the sides and rear of the building. These were used to store wagons, buggies and gear.

Like the commissary, this building was moved to its present position when Ethridge Road was realigned and paved in the 1950s. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture.
 
Location. 34° 3.77′ N, 83° 35.266′ 
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W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Etheridge Road just south of Johnson Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the front/east side of the building, just to the left of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2355 Etheridge Road, Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mule Barn, Yard and Cribs (a few steps from this marker); Garage (a few steps from this marker); Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Gristmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith's Shop and Carpenter's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Milking Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tractor Shed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Regarding Wheat House. Contributing property, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, National Register of Historic Places #92000814.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
 
Wheat House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
2. Wheat House Marker
(marker is mounted on left side of entrance)
Wheat House (<i>east/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
3. Wheat House (east/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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