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A tree spirit.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Saint Simons Island Tree Spirits

Carved faces add a touch of magic to this island's impressive oak trees.
31.1377, -81.3975
Old Car City in White, Georgia.
White, Georgia

Old Car City

One of the world's largest automobile junkyards is a unique landscape of metal and moss.
34.2696, -84.7517
Driftwood Beach at dusk.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach

Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees.
31.1034, -81.4040
Milledgeville, Georgia

Central State Hospital

One of the largest-ever mental hospitals now sits abandoned, surrounded by 25,000 unmarked graves.
33.0518, -83.2211
The Bonaventure Jogger.
Savannah, Georgia

The Bonaventure Jogger

An eerie smiling woman looms above the granite tombstones.
32.0440, -81.0471
Peanut smiling at passerby
Plains, Georgia

Jimmy Carter Smiling Peanut

This 13-foot smiling peanut in Georgia helped Jimmy Carter win the 1976 presidential election.
32.0418, -84.3923
 Pasaquan
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
32.3463, -84.5814
Ribbon cutting at Door #6
Atlanta, Georgia

Tiny Doors ATL

Scattered around Atlanta are tiny little doors with great big charm.
33.7736, -84.3644
A portion of the ruins. This is a photo from the rear of the manor.
Summerville, Georgia

Corpsewood Manor

Crumbling ruins mark the site of a couple's grisly murder in the woods.
34.5450, -85.2458
Doc's Griffin, Georgia grave?
Griffin, Georgia

Doc Holliday's Grave in Griffin

Could this grave be the true resting place of legendary gunfighter "Doc" Holliday? Unclear.
33.2453, -84.2559
On Doll's Head Trail
Atlanta, Georgia

Doll's Head Trail

Just a few miles from downtown Atlanta is a trail covered in a crazy collection of outsider art.
33.6809, -84.3355
The "before" part of Habitat's Discovery Village
Americus, Georgia

Habitat for Humanity's Global Village & Discovery Center

HFH's slum simulation is either a noble recreation of poverty or a cringeworthy attempt at same.
32.0705, -84.2413
Lapham-Patterson House
Thomasville, Georgia

Lapham-Patterson House

A beautifully detailed Victorian house designed to be easy to flee, built by a man haunted by fire.
30.8455, -83.9830
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
The imfamous Jekyll Island Clubhouse
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club

If all members were present at the table, a sixth of the world's wealth would be under the same roof.
31.0594, -81.4222
Horton House 2007, the house was built in 1742
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
31.1018, -81.4146
The Swinging Bridge
Suches, Georgia

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge

They call this long foot bridge a swinging bridge, but really it's the bouncing you have to watch out for.
34.7361, -84.1673
Nachoochee Mound
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
34.7658, -83.6987
Part of Providence Canyon from rim near entrance road
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
32.0717, -84.9112
Jefferson Davis Capture Site
Fitzgerald, Georgia

Jefferson Davis Capture Site

The site where Confederate president Jefferson Davis was finally taken down has been marked with a bust that leaves that part out.
31.6633, -83.3860
The Big Oak
Thomasville, Georgia

The Big Oak

This historic oak tree has been around for over 300 years and might last for 300 more so long as it doesn't fall apart first.
30.8436, -83.9786
Alex Raskin Antiques
Savannah, Georgia

Alex Raskin Antiques

The "last unrestored grand mansion of Savannah" is now a cramped, mouldering maze of antiques.
32.0709, -81.0952
Crowley Mausoleum
Decatur, Georgia

Crowley Mausoleum

Developers built a Walmart around one family's plot and constructed a mausoleum in the parking lot.
33.7572, -84.2656
The New Manchester Manufacturing Company
Lithia Springs, Georgia

The New Manchester Manufacturing Company

The ruins of a cotton mill that was burned in the Civil War are still hidden in a Georgia forest.
33.7572, -84.6386