Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Rock House in McDuffie County

Circa 1785. It is the only surviving structure of the colonial Wrightsboro Quaker Community. It was built by Thomas Ansley, who migrated here from New Jersey and North Carolina in 1768 with 40 other families looking for religious freedom. He did not bear arms in the revolution, but was a driver and forager for the Army. He is also an ancestor of Jimmy Carter. It is the oldest stone house in the state and one of the oldest structures overall. It was occupied until 1950 when it was abandoned. The property is now owned by the Wrightsboro Quaker Community Foundation.
Andy Sarge

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