Pate’s Grocery, Amboy

Amboy GA Pate's Grocery Hand Painted Sign Ghost Town Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

My late paternal grandmother, Nettie Mae Pate Brown, was born near Amboy. I’ve never known a whole lot about the family history, or which Pates in the area I’m related to, but I was very excited to find this old landmark. It’s amazing that in all the miles I’ve covered with Vanishing South Georgia that I had never been to Amboy proper before. It’s just a few miles from Rebecca; it goes to show how some of the nicest places can be right under your nose and it can take you forever to find them!

Amboy GA Pate's Grocery Hand Painted Sign Americana Ghost Town Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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3 responses to “Pate’s Grocery, Amboy

  1. James Dean

    I am pretty sure that the ‘Amboy’ sign above the store was the sign on the Amboy railroad depot. Many years ago (late 1950′s or early 1960′s) the Amboy depot was moved across Georgia Highway 159 from the store. Other Amboy folks can probably give more accurate info.

  2. Rusty Pate

    The last name “Pate’ is a shortened version of The Noble King “St. Patrick” and the Pate’s go back as far as the 1600′s in the British rolls.

  3. Sherry Kesling

    Brian,
    You should join Ancestry.com to learn more about your family’s past. Your photos make me homesick! My mother took us out of Georgia when I was 11 but I have great memories of the South.
    Sherry

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