The land known today as Hedgerow Farm has been homesteaded from the early 1800’s when John Whitlow owned 490 acres, whose boundaries were described in legal survey by such narrative as Wild Cherry over Gully, Pine on Road, Iron wood on Creek. At his death, the estate sold this acreage to Robert E. Branch, Sr. and James C. Branch for the sum of $2626 on the courthouse steps, Watkinsville Georgia November of 1888.

Robert E. Branch, Sr. became sole owner in 1902 and built the farmhouse  about 1912. A large open pasture remembers the contours of the oval horseracing track built by the Branch family for training and the annual Oak Branch Fair races. By the mid 1900’s the Turnbull family were operating a dairy here on the farm. The old dairy barn has been restored and repurposed to hold workshops for beekeepers, host meetings for community groups, and gather friends and family for dinners and dances.

Hedgerow Farm continues the homesteading life with a Potager Garden, Bee Yard, heritage breed chickens, turkeys, and sheep. Pecan and Fig trees, and the new Ancient Orchard with heirloom apple trees.