Category Archives: Oakfield GA

Old Town Well, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Town Well Gazebo Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Most small towns once had a public well and pump for the use of citizens. A few of these still survive throughout Georgia and are usually sheltered by a gazebo or pavilion. Such a structure would likely have not been present when these wells were first built.

Oakfield GA Well Pump Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

1 Comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

Abandoned Interior, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Abandoned Interior with Piano Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

 

1 Comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

Whitehall Street, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Worth County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The building on the left was a combination post office/store and in the distance is the town well, sheltered by a gazebo.

1 Comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

Exchange Bank, Circa 1915, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Exchange Bank Abandoned Building Ghost Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

In 2010, Vonnice Brown wrote: “I have always loved this building and about a year ago, I purchased it from the Harris family. The bank was built in the early 1900’s and was open only 3 years as a bank.” In trying to determine a date of construction, I compared Vonnice’s information with the transcript of an old lawsuit brought by the bank in 1916 against a Mr. Odum. If the bank only operated three years, that would put the date of construction around 1915. Amazing that it only served as a bank for three years. It’s a beautiful old building.

6 Comments

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

Commercial Storefronts, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Worth County Ghost Town Abandoned Stores Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

It’s likely that this was a general store/warehouse combination.

1 Comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

Gill’s Store, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Gills Grocery Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The fading sign reads: “Gill’s Service Station & Grocery”.

1 Comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA

United States Post Office, Oakfield

Leave a comment

Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Oakfield GA