Harville Farms Awarded the Centennial Award

Tori Miller

Harville Farms was recognized at the Georgia National Fair on October 11, 2015 during the 22nd annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony.

Harville Farms was one of 13 farms that was recognized for being owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more and are not listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Historical Harville House that sits on the property is known by many to be haunted. While family members, like Tommy Harville, have no reason to believe that the house is haunted, that does not stop curious visitors from all over stopping by to catch a glimpse of the “ghosts” that reside in the empty home.

The farm is dated back to land grants that were purchased by Samuel Winkler Harville in 1862. Records kept by the Bulloch County Historical Society was originally 754 acres, which later expanded to as large as 2,800 acres in 1946.

Today, the farm is maintained by Tommy Harville, and is 120 acres. The Harville family maintains the land by growing crops such as soybeans, cotton, peanuts and raising cattle.