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McCranie's Turpentine Still
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Nearest city Willacoochee, Georgia
Area 60 acres (24 ha)
Built 1936 (1936)
Architect George McCranie, et al.
Architectural style Log construction
NRHP reference No. 76000608
Added to NRHP June 28, 1976

McCranie's Turpentine Still is a historic site in Willacoochee, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 28, 1976. It is located west of Willacoochee on U.S. 82.

History

The McCranie family worked in the turpentine industry prior to 1900 and continued for generations. This turpentine still was built in 1936, based on designs and methods from earlier eras. It was operated by three McCranie brothers. It ceased operation in 1942 when the two elder McCranie brothers went to war. The replacement of the fire distillation process by steam distillation and the labor shortage caused by World War II contributed to its closure. The still remains largely intact.

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