5075 Five Forks-Trickum Road at Garner Road
Photos taken 2015. The house and barn were demolished in the fall of 2015.
This homestead was dear to many of us in the Mountain Park community. I live right around the corner, and have seen it with the field planted in a sea of tall sunflowers. Kids from Parkview decorated the scarecrow for every season and holiday. I wish I had taken more pictures over the years. Here's a link to the Scarecrow's background in the Parkview HS newsletter: http://phspantera.com/special-feature/2015/10/09/five-forks-scarecrow-safe-and-sound/
When I moved into the neighborhood, I painted a watercolor of the house, and it hangs over my sideboard. We sure miss it!
According to my research, the house was built in 1909, and was once part of a large tract of land belonging to the extended families of Garner, Pounds, Britt, Lanford, Jordan, and related families of the Mountain Park area of Lilburn.
I believe the last person to live in the house was Miss Jetha Brooks, and the property had been transferred to her from Mrs. Annie Brooks Puckett. According to Find-A-Grave.com, Jetha was a member of the Camp Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Lilburn. She was born Feb. 28, 1923, and died Dec. 6, 2013. She is buried in the Corinth Cemetery (across from the former Corinth Baptist Church) at Pounds Road and Rockbridge Road. Also according to Find-A-Grave.com, her parents were Truman Brooks and Edna Garner Brooks.
By the time Ms Brooks died, the land behind the house had been sold to the developer of Parkview at Garner Creek.
The photo above was taken from the Mountain Park library across the street several years ago, with the dogwoods and azaleas in bloom. If a family member has anything to add to the history, and/or photographs of the family, I would dearly love to include them here. If there are any additions and corrections, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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