Take a step back in time and experience the history of Liberty County through the homes of the past. Among the different cities of our coastal county are various historic homes that have stood the test of time. The cities of Flemington and Hinesville both still have several historic homes standing today. If only walls could talk! We’d love to hear what these residences would say about Liberty County, what life was like in the homes when they were built and how far our community has come since their hey day.
Davis Tea House by Tammy Lee Bradley
Davis Tea House
A raised cottage style home typical of its time period, this home was built in 1870 by Captain James Bacon Fraser. It’s located on Old Sunbury Road in Flemington, just turn left at the Parkers. Complete with a front porch trimmed in the gingerbread style of the late 19th century, chandeliers and a beautiful garden this is a southern bell’s dream. The home was kept in the Fraser family until the 1970s when the Davis family purchased it for a bed and breakfast. It has also housed a photography and art studio as well as a hair salon in the old mother-in-law suite located on the property.
Stacy’s Florist by Tammy Lee Bradley
Originally the home of William B. Trask, this historic abode was built in the late 1800s. Trask built the home to be near his general store just a few yards away. Both are still standing today behind the Parkers on McLarry’s Curve in Flemington. Similar to the Davis Tea House, the Trask house also has the ornamental gingerbread trim of the time period framing its two-story porch. The home was purchased by the Stacy & Martin families and now serves as a floral and gift shop operated by the Stacy family.
John Martin House by Tammy Lee Bradley
John Martin built the original two story house in 1803, however it burned many years later in 1872. The home that stands in Flemington today was rebuilt in 1883 using the salvaged bricks of the chimney from the original as a foundation. The property still remains in the Martin family today.
Hines House by Tammy Lee Bradley
Charlton Hines House
Built in 1837 the Hines House was the residence of Senator Charlton Hines who is the namesake of Hinesville. It originally faced the historic Court House on Main Street, with a large front piazza. The home has changed considerably since the Hines family lived in it, it was once a hotel, then later changed to apartments and is currently the office of Dryden Enterprises.
Bacon Fraser House
Y’all know we wouldn’t leave out our personal favorite! The Bacon Fraser house is a ‘plantation plain style’ home that was built in 1839, by Mary Jane Bacon. The two-story front portion of the home was the original house that has changed very little over the last 178 years. The rear portion of the home was added in the late 1970s by Mary Jane Bacon’s descendant Olin Fraser who took great care to maintain the same style and quality of the home. It is now the location of the Welcome Center for Liberty County operated by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
There are many more historic homes in Liberty County, and they make for a perfect weekend road trip! Go for a drive this afternoon and see them as they are today, but remember most are private homes or businesses so please keep your distance!
-Erin Johnson, Creative & Content Manager for the Liberty County CVB
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