Bacon-Fraser House was built on a 23 acre tract situated on the
eastern boundary of the town of Hinesville in 1839 by Mary Jane
Bacon, widow of Major John Bacon. The house has been owned and lived
in by their heirs until the present time.
The architecture is 'plantation plain style' and its workmanship
reflects the work of the best craftsmen of the day. The front and
two-story section remains virtually unchanged. However, the two shed
rooms and kitchen to the rear were removed and additional rooms
added in 1923. The 1923 section was removed in 1979-1980 and
replaced by shed rooms, porch, dining room and kitchen on the
original foundation in the architectural style and interior design
of the 1839 era.
A detachment of Sherman’s army assaulted the plantation in December
in 1864, pillaging, looting and burning. THE HOUSE WAS SPARED THE
TORCH, but the barn and all outbuildings were burned by the Northern
If you are interested in more information please contact me. We have
lots of pictures but I am attaching a few that I had easy access to
(excuse my child in the Christening gown, but take note of the
house- the yard is large and equally as beautiful).
Emily Fraser Vance