Logo C. W. Howard's "Spring Bank"
near Kingston, GA
All Text & Images:
Copyright (2013)

Spring Bank was the home of Charles W. Howard, an educator, clergyman, writer, agronomist, and geologist.   He
came to what was then called Cass County in the 1830s, bought 800 acres north of Kingston, and opened a school.
  Howard's daughter Frances was at Spring Bank when Federal troops arrived in May 1864.   Her first hand account
of this experience was published as "In and Out of the Lines". Spring Bank burned in 1974; the land still contains the
family cemetery, a gristmill, one of the oldest oak trees in Georgia, and the spring for which the house was named.


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The namesake "Spring Bank"


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Stone foundation of old spring house


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Second largest oak tree in Georgia




Dam
A dam that contained the west side of the old millpond is at least several hundred yards long


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View along top of earthen millpond dam



A selection of images from the Grist Mill ruins:

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Connesena Creek in rear...


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Back near the old home site, another view of the Spring Bank.


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From opposite side, wall leading towards spring.


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Daffodils on terrace above wall.



A few historical images:
(The distinctive columned portico of the Howard residence is visible in 3 of the 4 images)


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Sketch of Spring Bank, from Historical Collections of Georgia   (1855)


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W&A RR Conductors picnic at Spring Bank - May 10, 1887
From article in the Kennesaw Gazette, June 1, 1887   (Courtesy: Georgia Archives)



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Rear of Howard residence at Spring Bank - 1936
Photo by Beverly DuBose Jr, July 18, 1936; from Wilbur G. Kurtz collection



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Front of Howard residence - 1938
Photo by Wilbur G. Kurtz, summer 1938. Presented to Lucy Cunyus Mulcahy, Jan. 16, 1940.



All Text & Images: Copyright 2013.