Benjamin Gachet House

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Benjamin Gachet House
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Gachet House
Benjamin Gachet House is located in Georgia
Benjamin Gachet House
Location in Georgia
Benjamin Gachet House is located in the United States
Benjamin Gachet House
Benjamin Gachet House (the United States)
Nearest cityBarnesville, Georgia
Coordinates33°03′41″N 84°12′30″W / 33.061515°N 84.208354°W / 33.061515; -84.208354Coordinates: 33°03′41″N 84°12′30″W / 33.061515°N 84.208354°W / 33.061515; -84.208354
Area65 acres (26 ha)
Architectural styleplantation plan
NRHP reference No.97000301[1]
Added to NRHPApril 17, 1997

The Benjamin Gachet House (/ɡæˈʃ/ (listen), historically spelled Gachette) is a historic residence on GA 18, 3 miles west of Barnesville, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1997. The home is located at the crossing of Five Points Road and Piedmont Road, now known as the Milner Cross Roads, originally used as trails by Native American tribes.[2]

The General LaFayette connection[edit]

Benjamin Gachet was a French nobleman who fled from a revolution in San Domingo and settled in what is now Lamar County. A historical marker dedicated by the Lamar-LaFayette Chapter of N.S.D.A.R. is at the site,[2] stating that General Marquis de LaFayette stayed with Gachet at the home on March 19, 1825, during an official visit to Georgia.

Additionally, Benjamin Gachet lived in Jones county adjacent to Baldwin county, where Milledgeville was being visited by General LaFayette in 1825. Historians surmise that the general visited Gachet around that time and location. [3]

So a family connection existed between the Gachets and the LaFayettes.

The home[edit]

March 1934 FRONT VIEW
March 1934 REAR VIEW

The home was placed on the register, in part, due to it being an almost pristine example of plantation plan[4] architecture. The chimneys and much of the clapboards are original. The kitchen, on the back of the house, off of the porch, was rebuilt. The two front bedrooms originally had separate entrances for each. The rooms have been referred to as "traveler's rooms", "preacher rooms" and "stranger's rooms". The Gachet house was known as a stagecoach stop in its history.[5] Benjamin Gachet died at age 36 leaving several minor children and Mrs. Gachet likely earned a living to support her children by operating this stagecoach stop.[3]

Caroline M. Gachet[edit]

Mrs. Gachet eventually sold the property to her son-in-law, Benjamin M. Milner, and moved to Alabama.[3]

The gravesite of Caroline M. Gachet (November 12, 1792 USA - December 24, 1876) is believed to be at the Enon Cemetery in Bullock County, Alabama.[6]

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Photos at NRHP induction[edit]

NRHP photos

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Gachet Home Historical Marker Georgia Info (Historic Marker: GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954)
  3. ^ a b c "Gachet, Benjamin, House". United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Modern Plantation style homes". Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ Hester, Conoly (Spring 1989). "Gachet's House Was Also Stagecoach Stop". Georgia Journal. pp. 13–15. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Caroline M Gachet". Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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