Boundary signs like this one on Georgia Highway 135 greet visitors all around Echols County. They boast the little-known fact that Echols County is the Carrot Capital of the South. It’s also one of the most rural counties in the state, with no incorporated towns, including the county seat of Statenville.
This originally served as the medical office of Dr. Pennington. After that it was operated as a store by Charles Rentz, until the late 1950s. Thanks to Mr. Rentz’s daughter, Carolyn Rentz McLeod, for sharing this history.
I do not have confirmation that this was a precinct house, though that would be my initial guess. It’s possible that it served as a playhouse or shed, but it’s very similar to the utilitarian precinct houses once common throughout South Georgia.