Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Rock House
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 Nicolas C. Bacon in the 1840s and in the 1850s to the Johnson family, who maintained 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.
Erected 1990 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 094-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 28.927′ N, 82° 33.469′ W. Marker is in Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie Touch for map. Marker is at the Rock House, approximately four miles from Ga 223 west of Thomson on Twin Oaks Road (which becomes Rock House Road). Marker is in this post office area: Thomson GA 30824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Home of Thomas E. Watson (approx. 3 miles away); Sen. Thomas E. Watson (approx. 3.2 miles away); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); VFW Veterans Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); McDuffie County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thomas Edward Watson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomson.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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