11. Gresham's Mill (Canton)
Of all the places on this list, Gresham's Mill is easily the most well-preserved. While the mill is no longer in operation, it seems like it's just waiting to be opened again. The wheel is sitting, idle, but it still looks like it could be turning to this day. The creek below rushes past after it rains, making for a nice breeze to anyone looking to explore. As you can see, the fall foliage makes for excellent pictures to anyone who knows their way around a camera. Since it's in such excellent shape, it's not hard to imagine how it must have looked when it was still in working order.
10. The Tennga Motel (Tennga)
Bummed because there's no vacancy in all the other area hotels? No worries, because there's always quite a few rooms open at the abandoned motel in Tennga. Not that you'd actually want to stay in any of the rooms, that is. The dilapidated structure has a rusting roof that's falling in, in different spots and all the doors and windows have been busted in. You may find some weird pieces of the past in some of the rooms from time to time, but you never really know what else may be in there, so proceed with caution.
9. Old Register Buildings (Register)
The city of Register has seen better days, and no place makes that more obvious than the old downtown area where many of the old establishments sit in silence. Life used to bustle throughout the buildings, which even included a pool hall, but now the only patrons are the specks of dust within. Although the windows and doors are all boarded up, there's something haunting about the ghost signs above. Hard times are very hard, indeed.
8. Harville House (Statesboro)
It's not every day that you see a ridiculously beautiful home wasting away to such a terrible condition. The Harville House used to be one of the most beautiful estates in Georgia, but today it's a mere shadow of what it used to be. Entire sections have fallen in, and the wood looks so bad that it's only a matter of time before the rest of the structure does the same. It's a real shame because it wasn't long ago that there were hopes of restoration, but this house will soon be taken back by the land it was built on.
7. Abandoned Bus of Stafford (Stafford)
It's hard to guess how long this old bus has been sitting there now, but these days it's collecting rust instead of children. While it may not have a whole lot of exploration value, it's quite an oddity to see a bus just sitting on the side of the road like this. What's pretty nice about it is the fact that it's actually a pretty old-style bus, making it look kind of like the Magic School Bus. Nothing magical going on here, though, folks.
6. U.S. Highway 123 Bridge (Savannah River)
Yep. That's a random bridge that doesn't connect in the middle of the river. It's no longer connected in the middle, and it just stands as a reminder to what was between the Georgia/South Carolina state lines. There's pretty much no way to access it these days, and it would probably just be a waste of money to tear it down. While that may be the case, it doesn't take away from the fact that the bridge is the only one of its kind in the area, and it's worth taking a look at if you ever find yourself around those parts.
5. Workmore School (Workmore)
Maybe this is the school that the abandoned bus was heading to? Probably not, but they've probably both been sitting dormant for about the same amount of time. Bushes creep up the sides of the windows and the paint is chipping everywhere. A look inside only adds to the fact that this school looks a little more post-apocalyptic than anything else. Workmore is relatively easy to access, making this one of the more fun places to explore if you're looking for an adventure into the countryside. You can check out more abandoned places and the photographer's work here.
4. Dungeness Ruins (Cumberland Island)
There's a little bit of mystery that surrounds the history of the Dungeness Ruins. The main building, which pretty much looked like a castle at one point, was destroyed by fire back in the 50's, but the exact cause of the fire is still a mystery. Some claim that it was an at of vandalism, but it's hard to tell. Today, the ruins remain as a skeleton of the beauty that once was. Located on Cumberland Island, it's a great stop to check out on the way to the beach, and it's actually quite impressive even its current state.
3. Bostwick Plantation (Bostwick)
One of the few beauties left from the history of the Antebellum South, Bostwick Plantation looks as if only needs a little TLC to be back in working order. The structure shows obvious signs of aging, but it really wouldn't take much work to make it habitable again. There have been calls from locals to do more to preserve the aging giant, but not much has happened. Here's hoping that someone steps in to save this piece of history from Georgia's past...
2. Ezekiel New Congregational Church (Waycross)
It's not every day that an old church is left to waste away, but that's exactly the case at Ezekiel New Congregational Church, and the results are pretty creepy. The roof has fallen in for the most part, and all that remains on the inside are the fallen timbers and a recliner that someone probably dumped there. The paint is all but gone and it would be hard to tell it was ever a church at all if not for the iconic bell tower that also sits empty. There's just something extra strange about abandoned churches...
You wanted creepy? You got it. What's that in the picture below, you ask? That's the morgue at an old hospital, and it's just as creepy as it looks. There have been a great number of reports of hauntings in this place, and judging by the surroundings it's no wonder why. The paint and rust run down the wall like old blood and the morgue itself looks like some body is just going to climb its way out. The exploration value is off the charts in a place like this. Just make sure you proceed with caution and get permission. It'll be worth it.