The Georgia Trust


Smith-Turner House

Smith-Turner House
307 and 315 W. Main St.
Lexington, GA 30648
c. 1798


Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1

Price: $65,000
Approximate square footage: 2,500*
Land: 1.706 acres

*Square footage is approximate


Kate Ryan
Director of Preservation


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** Property includes a small commercial building (315 West Main St)

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Smith-Turner House

The Smith-Turner House originated as a log cabin built by John Smith shortly after he purchased the lot in 1798. The cabin, originally a 425 sqft structure built over a basement, was expanded over the years and is now an approximately 2,500 sqft nine-room house with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The house's porch retains decorative carved brackets, and historic interior elements include wide pine board floors, chair rails, wainscoting, hand planed board walls, horsehair plaster, and Federal period mantels. Included on the property are a historic smokehouse, pecan and walnut trees, and a small commercial building, known locally as "The Little Yellow Store."

The Smith-Turner House has been vacant for several years and is in need of significant rehabilitation. Its immediate needs include stabilizing the front and rear porches, making repairs to the roof, repairing and repainting exterior siding, repairing wooden double sash windows, stabilizing fireplaces and chimneys, updating kitchen and bathroom, and updating all mechanical systems.

About Lexington
Lexington, incorporated in 1806, is located just 18 miles southeast of Athens, Georgia. This charming historic town has several antique shops and a nationally famous plant nursery.

About The Georgia Trust Revolving Fund program

The Georgia Trust is a nonprofit statewide preservation organization. The Revolving Fund program was established to provide effective alternatives to demolition or neglect of architecturally and historically significant properties by promoting their rehabilitation and monitoring their preservation in perpetuity. All properties sold through our Revolving Fund program have conservation easements in place to ensure the historic integrity of the property is retained. Additionally, buyers are required to sign a Rehabilitation Agreement and all work done to the property must abide by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Copies of these documents will be provided by The Georgia Trust for review.

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