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Georgia home built over 200 years ago for sale, needs repair

 


SPARTA, Ga. (AP) — A house built more than 200 years ago by a friend of President Andrew Jackson is on the market in eastern Georgia.

But the nonprofit group selling the property in Hancock County requires that the buyer be willing to do repairs and rehabilitation work to preserve the home's historic integrity,

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation wants $130,000 for the Alston-Wiley House built by Col. Robert West Alston around 1817. The home sits on 4 acres (1.62 hectares) in the small city of Sparta, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of Atlanta.

The home's original Federal-...



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