This general store once served the Birdsville area. It’s privately owned.
Birdsville was named for postmaster Samuel Bird.
There are lots of cotton farms in this area off the Old Savannah Highway south of Millen. In fact, the oldest cotton farm in America (Juanita M. Joiner Farm) and the oldest timberland company (Southern Woodland Company) are operated by the 8th generation of the family on lands dating to 1783.This relic, located in the vicinity of the farm, probably served the now-forgotten community of Emmalane as a general store or commissary. A wonderful hand-painted sign on the door reads: “L. P. Mons, Well Driller”.
Johnny Morehead and family run a great country store and restaurant in Irwinville. Stop by for lunch if you’re ever in the area. There’s some nice Irwinville memorabilia in the store, too. Also, Johnny is one of the largest pecan brokers in the area, so if that’s something that interests you, inquire within. And tell them we sent you!
You can like them on Facebook at the link below. It’s rarely updated, but has directions and contact information.
Founded between 1876-1880 by John A. Ball, from Raleigh, North Carolina, Enigma wasn’t incorporated until 1906.