First opened in 1953 as the Richcliff Restaurant, by Richard Stroup and Cliff Adams, the Okefenokee Restaurant is a familiar landmark to hungry locals.
Built by the Savannah, Florida & Western Railroad, this depot was later owned by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, and, since 1965, has served as a local museum and visitors center.
With a nice collection and presentation of railroad memorabilia, the train museum inside the old Folkston Depot is a great place to visit, and it’s free, though donations are accepted. Here you can pick up the informative booklet, “Folkston Then and Now”, which details area historic sites. From here it’s just a short walk down the tracks to the Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform, which draws thousands of railfans each year. About 65 trains come through the town each day.
Built by Folkston’s first mayor, Benjamin Griffin McDonald, this structure served as a home, hotel, and store.
This Neoclassical/Georgian Revival courthouse was designed by Roy A. Benjamin.
This structure, built in 1925, served from that time until 1969 as the Tyson General Merchandise Store.
That’s my reflection in the middle of the image, and the McDonald House to the right. The owners of the South Georgia Timber Company have a wonderful collection of antique bottles, forestry tools, and turpentine ephemera in their storefront. Stop by and take a look!