In episode four of season two, “Cherokee Rose”, Daryl goes out on his own to look for Sophia and comes upon an old, rundown house. After searching through the house he finds some food which looked like it had be consumed recently as well as some bedding in a closet, but no Sophia. After exiting the back of the house, Daryl finds a Cherokee Rose which he decides to take with him back to Sophia’s mother, Carol.
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The house used in this scene is located on W. McIntosh Road in Rover, Georgia. The house appears to be in okay condition structurally, though it is in disrepair aesthetically. The windows and doors are all boarded up and the surrounding areas are overgrown. This same house was mentioned in an article in Atlanta Magazine back in September as well:
Two weeks later, I’m walking up to an abandoned house, somewhere close to Senoia. I’m here with Bill Gierhart, the director of an episode in season two; Mike Riley, the location manager; and Gregory Melton, production designer. This is a location scout. They all stand together, in this field stricken with weeds, studying the old house, trying to figure out how to do it justice. Melton spotted this place one day while coming around the bend. He stopped his rented SUV as though he’d just been presented a kind of revelation. He knew as soon as he saw it. He parked in the field, took out his cell phone, snapped a picture, sent it to Darabont, said, “This house has to be in The Walking Dead.” Darabont agreed with his childhood friend and wrote it into this episode. After measuring its dimensions, they are now trying to figure out how the characters will get inside; the windows and all but one door are completely boarded up.
(Read entire article at link above)
Here are some shots today from the location. You can really tell in these pics just how quickly the foliage disappears once the weather turns cold here in Georgia. All of the windows and all but one door are completely boarded up so it wasn’t possible to get interior photos of the location, though I was able to stick the camera under a bit of screen door and get a couple pictures of the foyer area, which is where Daryl first entered. After looking in the back yard, however, I was unable to locate any Cherokee Roses.
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