Tag Archives: South Georgia Country Stores

H. C. Melton General Merchandise, Allentown

Allentown GA Wilkinson County H. C. Melton General Merchandise County Store Restored Coca Cola Mural Americana Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Named for postmaster J. W. Allen, Allentown is known for being located in four counties. The majority of the community, though, is located in Wilkinson County.

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John T. Land’s General Merchandise, Allentown

Allentown GA Wilkinson County John T Land Store Mercantile Dry Goods Groceries Plantation Supplies Restored Historic Landmark Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

As the modern sign on this tastefully restored old structure notes: John T. Land sold anything that might be needed in a small farming community like Allentown. Dry Goods. Groceries. Plantation Supplies. I’d like to know more about the store, but have been unable to find anything thus far.

 

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R & R Country Store, Minter

Minter GA Laurens County Roadside Convenience Store Gas Station R & R Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

It’s always great to find independent, American-owned businesses like this one. Anywhere…and Mike Deaton notes that the Curl family ran a store here for so many years that it’s still called Curl’s by locals.

Minter GA Laurens County Roadside Convenience Store Gas Station R & R Country Store Tires Camouflage Camo Cooler Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Abandoned Storefront with Fanlights, Rockledge

Rockledge GA Laurens County Ghost Town Abandoned Store Fanlight Windows Yard Sale Picture Image Photograph © Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Abandoned Store, Rockledge

Rockledge GA Laurens County Granitoid Building Abandoned Roadside Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This is one of several granitoid structures in this section of Laurens County.

Rockledge GA Laurens County Ghost Town Abandoned Store Gas Pump Yard Sale Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Abandoned Roadside Store, Rockledge

Rockledge GA Laurens County Highway 29 Abandoned Roadside Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

 

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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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