The old Moody’s Bar-B-Q on U.S. Highway 17 in Woodbine is a true landmark of Southeast Georgia. According to Terry Proctor, who shared the vintage photo below, it was the standard by which all barbeque in the area was judged for many years. The photo was originally posted in a Woodbine page on Facebook by someone in the Moody family, I believe. As soon as I have the specifics, I’ll credit it, but I just wanted to share because it’s such a great old place full of so many memories for people. I’d guess the photo is late 1960s or early 1970s.
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The city of Woodbine, much to their credit, has created a wonderful public space along the banks of the Satilla River, incorporating boardwalks and an old Seaboard Coastline Railroad trestle, as well as a public boat launch. It’s also the home base for the annual Woodbine .Crawfish Festival, held each spring. If you’re ever driving along US Highway 17, you should stop here to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery.
This old trestle was repurposed as a boardwalk.
Hopefully, by seeing the positive things being done by communities along the Satilla, such as Woodbine, Georgians will realize that we must demand stricter controls on pollution. The Satilla is considered one of the most mercury-contaminated waterways in the state.
And if you live near the Satilla, or would like to know more about protecting its fragile resources, visit:
Though I can’t locate a date for this structure, it’s very similar in appearance to other Masonic Halls built in the 1890s. This would make it one of the earliest public buildings still standing in Woodbine.