Historic House Listings

Has an old cemetery! Smith-Harris House, Circa 1839. 15 acres in Georgia. $285,000

April 14, 2020

I love old cemeteries!! And this cemetery looks like an interesting one. The Smith-Harris house was built in 1839. It is located on fifteen acres in Carlton, Georgia. This seems like a really great price! This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Joseph Smith built this house as a wedding present for his bride, Martha Crook. They are both buried in the family cemetery on the property. The main level of the home has original hardwood flooring. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,068 square feet. $285,000

Contact Julie Moon with 3Tree Realty: 706-255-8597

From the Zillow listing:


The Smith-Harris historic farmhouse was built in 1839. Its rich history has been documented over the years and the house is registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. It is one of 9 historic homes in Oglethorpe County. The plantation style-plain farmhouse is nestled on 15 fully fenced acres with both open pasture and forest. This property is truly a walk-through time. Joseph Smith built the house as a wedding present for his bride, Martha Crook. They are both buried in the family cemetery along with their descendants. The property is set up for a small farm operation. The barns are located in separate fencing from the primary 8 acres. The huge scuppernong vine that was planted the year the house was built still fruits. There are multiple fruit trees and maypop vines. In March the ornamental landscaping of bridal wreath and daffodils bring the nostalgia of the times where the property was filled with neighbors celebrating weddings and community events as the house was the main stop from Lexington to Elberton in the 1920’s.


The residence has metal roof and a great front and back porch. There are two adjoining family living spaces and a very large dining room and the kitchen also on the main level with original harwood flooring. Kitchen is equipped with a gas range, beautiful cabinetry and loads of counter space. You will also find two bedrooms with updated wood flooring and one full bath. Upstairs is a large suite that could be used as a master suite complete with large bedroom, closet and another full bathroom. A farmhouse such as this allows one to be creative with your uses for rooms. Among the many accessory structures are a detached and insulated garage with electricity, a large barn, small house ready for updates and, adjacent to the main house, a detached unfinished office/storage/workshop space with electrical. The home has been updated with a new septic system, a recently graded driveway with two water bars to prevent washout, gutters on all buildings, and both the insulation and moisture barrier under the main dwelling have been replaced. The property is part of the County Conservation Reserve. This Conservation restricts owners from subdividing the property and also gives the homeowner added benefits in regards to property taxes. You will be blown away by this beautiful property and equally enamored by knowing you too can be a part of the history of this farm.


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