Saturday, April 02, 2011

Covington Georgia Trip 2011 :Part 1

The Dukes of Hazzard Farm House from 1978,
was built in the mid to late 1800's.

This was one of the fastest trips down to Logansville Georgia, that I have ever taken. Lance & I left our home in Ruscom Station, Ontario, Canada at 5:00 PM March 25th 2011. We drove until 2:45 AM, we were about 50 miles from Chattanooga TN, but I was getting tired, so we stopped at a rest stop. We got up at 6:00 AM, and hit the road again.

When we arrived, we were both greeted by Chuck, the contractor, in charge of the demolition of the old farm house, and the Owner of the Property. Chuck was happy to see us, as we had only been able to converse through emails, even though I had his cell number.
This is the closest door that I was able to purchase from the Original Dukes of Farm House that was used in the filming of the first 5 episodes of the Hit TV Show The Dukes of Hazzard, back in 1978. This was in the other room, which I was under the impression, was never used in the filming of the show, but it is still part of the Original House used for the filming. The was one of the main rooms used, beside the Kitchen area, some one has already removed the fireplace area before we arrived. It has been said " That it was Stolen from the house ". The window on the right side, was actually seen in the back ground in the show. I was able to purchase the Window frame from the right side. The white window frame seen in this photo, is the one I purchased for our Museum.

The rocks in this photo, were actual Chimney Stones that have been removed from the home, these stones were actually seen on the first 5 shows, while filming in Georgia area. I purchased 2 of the largest stones that Lance & I could pick up, & place into Cheryl's Poor Dodge Grand Caravan, lol.... These are the Logs from the one side of the home, I bought one full length, it was just over 22' long. I had to have it cut into 2 - 8' lengths, so they would fit into the van. There was also one shorter piece.
Here is a Great photo of the Dukes Farm House, with Cheryl's van.

I convinced Lance to take a photo of Myself with the Closet Door,
with the Dukes Farm House in the back ground.
This photo again, shows the White Window Frame that I bought form our Canadian Dukes Museum.
This was one of the last things for me to buy, after a little dickering with Chuck, I purchased the Fuse Panel Box. I had to get Lance to remove it though. Thanks Lance.
This photo shows, myself holding my last purchased item form
The Original Dukes of Hazzard Farm House,
The Fuse Panel Box.
In this photo, if you look real close, you can see the White Window Frame ( left bottom, behind us ), and a Log, and a Chimney Stone that measured over 32" long, 15" wide, & almost 9" thick ( lower right side of the photo ).
Well, before we hit the road, I gave The Owner of the House, & Chuck a Canadian Dukes Museum T Shirt, for all of his help, as he did remove the White Window Frame from me.

For anyone wanting to purchase anything from this Historic Site.

Covington Georgia Trip 2011 Part 2 is coming soon.


April 9, 2011 will be the first Saturday

that we will do a bulk day where everyone

can come buy their piece of history.


Hello All!

Thank you for contacting me regarding Dukes of Hazzards Home Place demolition. I am currently in the early phases of the process. There are several prices I would like to give to you all and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me.

Each exterior log will be sold by the foot for $50 a piece.

The tin roof will be sold one square foot at $20 a piece.

The smaller pieces of the granite chimney will be sold for $25 a piece.

The interior boards will be sold in one foot pieces for $15 a piece.

I also have professional pictures as well that can be ordered for $15 a piece(8X10) with the picture of how the home use to look during the filming and a picture of how it looked before I started the tear down process.

April 9,2011 will be the first Saturday that we will do a bulk day where everyone can come buy their piece of history. If you need to work out other arrangements just let me know.

Of course if you would not be able to travel to pick up your piece but you still would like one shipping and handling will be added on your price.

Cash preferred upon receipt.

Thank you again for contacting me. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Chuck Hewatt