“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Greenwood in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Great Oaks

Great Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
1. Great Oaks Marker
Inscription. This antebellum mansion was built by Hamilton Bryan as a home for his mother in 1860 on the 5200 acre plantation established by his father, Elijah Bryan. Both of these men are buried in the Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery. It was sold by their descendants to the Claude Reese family who restored it between 1961 and 1965. Except for the cherry stair rail, it is built entirely of heart yellow pine. The house was painted when originally built, but never repainted until the restoration. It has been used twice as a public school. The original smoke house still stands, and the foundations of the kitchen chimney and slave house chimneys still exist. Great Oaks stands as a tribute to its builder.
Erected 1972 by Jackson County Historical Commission.
Location. 30° 51.922′ N, 85° 9.779′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is on Bryan Street (State Road 71) 0.3 miles south of Fort Road (State Road 69), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4133 Bryan Street, Greenwood FL 32443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenwood Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erwin House
Great Oaks Marker and house image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 1, 2013
2. Great Oaks Marker and house
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hayes Long Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sylvania Plantation (approx. 5.2 miles away); Davis-West House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lewis-Wykoff House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fight at the Chipola River Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Dekle-Brunner House (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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