The sky’s had somewhat cleared up and more importantly, the temperature had warmed up so I decided to do some meandering around the area.
What better place to start than the park. Magnolia Springs State Park was the site of Camp Lawton, a confederate POW camp. There isn’t anything left from the original fort other than some earthen berms.
Let’s start with the spring that the park derives its name from. Compared to the springs in Florida, this one’s pretty small but it’s home to fish, turtles and even an alligator which I only saw one time, the rest of the time I’m not sure where it was hanging out.
The park was on the small side but offered a couple of nice looking trails (that I didn’t check out), there were lots of trees separating the camping area from the day use area. One thing that was so cool to see were the trees budding, oh yeah, springtime is alive and well in Southeast Georgia.
What I’m about to show has never before been seen. You may want to take the kids out of the room before viewing.
See what the inside of a Georgia State Park bathroom/shower looks like.
After leaving the park, just wandered around in no specific direction.
I think that photos of buildings/homes give a glimpse of the history & the evolving culture of the area.
Traveling through the countryside, came across a grove (?) of pecan trees.
Behind the park ran a dirt road that was interesting to drive down. It was so cool, while driving down this road, I came across five (yes five) cardinals. They are such pretty birds and having seen all of them, wow, I’ve got a lot of folks looking out for me.
The dirt road brought me to Perkins, Ga where I saw this building, kind of unexpected.
As I was heading back to the park I came across this church hidden away along a heavily forested road. It’s history goes back to the 1850’s and included a graveyard across the road that looked to be long forgotten.
A couple of things I’ve noticed since coming up to this part of the state. There are lots and lots of trailer houses in various states of condition, and I know I’m back in the south, what with all the churches everywhere and anywhere.
It was an enjoyable day seeing glimpses and flashes of history of the area. I do love the south.