Collier-Howard House

DSC00889 In searching out their roots, descendants of Vines Collier often make a pilgrimage to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and the Collier-Howard House, the home and burial site of the Collier patriarch.  The original portion of the Collier-Howard House was constructed by Vines Collier about 1790.  In 2010, the Colonial Dames honored the structure with an official marking ceremony.  The following text, by Elaine Collier Neal, was delivered as part of that ceremony.  It is posted here with Elaine’s permission.

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talk presented at Collier-Howard House marker dedication_Page_2 In 1929, Jena C. Collier took the following photographs of the house.

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This view shows the majestic setting atop a hill surrounded by cultivated fields.

Vines house from VCD           vines house 4Studies underway today may eventually lead to the Collier-Howard House being included in the National Registry of Historic Places.























Comments (3)

  • Are the graves of Vines Collier and his family accessible for me to visit? By the information in my family tree, Vines Collier is my 5th Great Grandfather.

    • Welcome! From which of Vines’ children are you descended? Yes, the graves are accessible. You may email me for directions.

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