Thornton House, oldest house in Georgia has been saved! Does it have a ghost?

These photographs taken in 1939 of the Thornton House in Union Point, Greene County Georgia were submitted to the Library of Congress by Frances Benjamin Johnston. It was built by Thomas Redmon Thornton.

Thomas Redmon Thornton came to Georgia by way of Virginia in the late 18th century. He operated an indigo farm in Union Point. He raised four children in his home: James, Vincent, Sara and Mercer. The home is thought to have been built in the 1790s, making it one of the oldest in the state.

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 The house was moved in the late 1960s by the Atlanta Art Association to a location behind the High Museum in midtown Atlanta. Then the house was moved again for final reconstruction in Stone Mountain Park

An episode of the hit television show Ghost Hunters was shot in the house. Apparently, the Thornton House is haunted by a young girl who died in the early 1900s from polio. 

FreeHearts: 2nd edition A Novel of Colonial America Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and conquer the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern shore in 17th century colonial America in this historical novel, inspired by true events.

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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