Obediah Barber Homestead

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Barber, Obediah, Homestead
Obediah Barber homestead - house, kitchen, and well, Ware County, GA, US.jpg
Main house, kitchen, and well
Obediah Barber Homestead is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Obediah Barber Homestead
Obediah Barber Homestead is located in the US
Obediah Barber Homestead
Nearest city Waycross, Georgia
Coordinates 31°5′25″N 82°20′45″W / 31.09028°N 82.34583°W / 31.09028; -82.34583Coordinates: 31°5′25″N 82°20′45″W / 31.09028°N 82.34583°W / 31.09028; -82.34583
Area less than one acre
Built 1870 (1870)
Architectural style Single Pen
NRHP Reference # 95000742[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1995

The Obediah Barber Homestead is a late-19th century homestead of Obediah Barber (1825-1909). The homestead was built in 1870 and is near the northern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in Ware County, Georgia, 7 miles south of Waycross, Georgia. Barber, who was known as the "King of the Swamp", was a great explorer of the swamp. The main house, the detached kitchen, and the well were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[2]


Today the site is run as a museum to show typical life of the late 1800s in the area. There are over 20 structures, but none of them are original except the main house and the kitchen. The site features a large collection of pre-mechanical farming equipment and a moonshine still. It contains a nature trail and few animals.



  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ NRHP form

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