Copyright by Brianne Sieberg. Powered by Blogger.

The Sorrel Weed House - Savannah, GA

Dear Travel Diary,
 
When Nick and I explored Savannah a few years ago, we passed the Sorrel Weed House.
 

We never went inside, which is regrettable.

This picture I took inspired a lot of Internet sleuthing as I sought out its story. It's an interesting one.

The property represents one of the finest examples of Greek Revival and Regency architecture, often attracting world-renowned architects to Savannah to study its design. It's a historic landmark and a museum, holding the distinction of being the first home in Georgia to be named a state landmark in 1954.

Located on the corner of Bull Street and Harris Street, the home's 16,000-square feet tell a remarkable tale.

It was the boyhood home of Brigadier General Moxley Sorrel, who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee is said the have visited the house in the early 1860s, as he was friends with Francis Sorrel.

Also, the opening scene of Forrest Gump was filmed from the home's rooftop.

Immediately those with an interest in Civil War history and iconic films consider the Sorrel Weed house a major tourist draw.

Savannah, with its hanging Spanish Moss and historical ties to major American conflicts, is considered the most haunted city in the country. If you land on Runway 10 at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport, there are marked gravestones in it. A runway extension during World War II placed the path directly through a family plot, and whether visitors pursue it or not, they are immediately thrust into the city's culture for embracing the afterlife.

Here's the thing: I'm skeptical. But I cannot deny the energy in this city.

Have you read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? I bought it as a souvenir of our travels, and have read and re-read the book time and time again.

Back to the house. It was built by Francis Sorrel in the 1840s, and after the passing of his first wife a few years later, Sorrel married his wife's younger sister, Matilda. But Francis had his vices, including a long-time affair with one of his slaves, Molly. She was given preferential treatment, and her own private quarters above the carriage house beside the main home.

When Matilda found her husband in bed with Molly, she leapt from a second story balcony in a fit of rage, killing herself.

Weeks later, Molly's body was found hanging in her room. Legend states she was driven to suicide by Matilda's ghost.

Often I wonder if people assign the word "haunted" to a historic property due to its documented timeline of events. The Sorrel Weed House has suicides, slaves were kept there and the Civil War tore through Savannah, so understandably, these events add to the home's intrigue.

Plus, historical records indicate the home is located next to or possibly above the site of The Siege of Savannah. This 1779 assault during the Revolutionary War is considered to be one of the bloodiest, with over 1,000 casualties recorded.

Whatever belief you hold, the Sorrel Weed House is a direct link to the past.

If you go:
6 West Harris Street, Savannah, GA 31401
sorrelweedhouse.com

17 comments

  1. It's a nice article, Which you have shared here about the weed house. Your article is very informative and useful for those who are looking for the best weed house online. I am thankful to you for sharing this article here. Best Online Dispensary Canada

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I assure this would be beneficial for most of the people. ect mico

    ReplyDelete
  3. Learn giving her a very basic dog grooming supplies you would like to address your pet regardless of whether there is no need the cash to pay Blunt Collection

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. weed in oklahoma

    ReplyDelete
  5. Buy heroin online I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really want to thank the author for such a nice blog that helped me to understand why it is important. If you are looking for Moon rocks for sale online then onlinediscretesales.net is a good choice.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is as yet muddled why people have regular cannabinoid receptors and how they work (Hazelden, 2005; Martin, 2004). Buy Medical marijuana near me

    ReplyDelete
  8. I wish for the great of success in all of our destiny endeavors

    ReplyDelete
  9. They resolve issues quickly and moved here respond to changing requirements and scope.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Another alternative is to utilize a propane light. You can purchase specific propane burns that are caused only to wear out weeds. buy cbd oil

    ReplyDelete
  11. Weeds love topsoil, and they will grow like crazy in it. Only problem is, they are growing on top of the fabric, and you are stuck with a ton of problems, Marijuana Seeds like a weedy garden, and a major job of trying to remove the fabric that is now firmly anchored in place because the weeds have rooted through it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post. weed delivery in dc

    ReplyDelete
  13. A similar idea goes for a yard. Yards that get a great deal of weeds are those that aren't thought about appropriately. Sound thick grass makes it hard for weeds to get set up. how long for cbd oil to work for anxiety

    ReplyDelete
  14. House Extension in Harrow, London offers high-quality House Extension in London. We are a Specialist Loft Extension company with years of industry experience, offering a full no-hassle loft conversion service. Contact us for a no-obligation quote. House extension harrow

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yearly - these weeds just make due for one season and afterward spread their seed in the harvest time prepared to sprout for the following season. By slaughtering weeds of this sort before they seed, you will forestall them returning the next year. toronto same day delivery

    ReplyDelete
  16. The website is looking bit flashy and it catches the visitors eyes. Design is pretty simple and a good user friendly interface. hemp guides

    ReplyDelete
  17. There are particular dissertation online sites over the internet if you ever buy of course proclaimed in the site. biscotti strain

    ReplyDelete