Bradley Country Store, New Era

bradley country store new era ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Kyle Crew wrote that this store was owned by his great-great grandparents. James Poole replied: ..I knew them (The Bradleys) well. There were two stores within 1000 yards of each other. Summers & McGlamery stores, then Mr Bernard Bradley moved his store (this picture) to be in same area. All thrived and were good friends for many years. My grandfather (Summers) owned one an it was run by Brooks Hardin and Alva Grant. It’s now been moved and located behind the family dwelling in New Era. Our family farm is still going at New Era…

The (barely-discernible) sign above the RC sign reads: Bartow Cafe. I don’t know the connection.

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4 responses to “Bradley Country Store, New Era

  1. Mary McNeill Collier

    Many fond memories of this store! It was within close walking distance to my childhood home in the New Era Community. No, I’ve never heard why it was named New Era. My friend Jimmy Poole, may know.
    The Bradley’s owned the store and it was such fun to walk down to it and buy Cokes, ice cream and cookies! They sold a coconut ice cream on a stick, that was the best ice cream in the world! The hoop cheese was delicious! Nothing like a country store. The real treat was visiting the Bradleys themselves. They were like a third set of grandparents.

  2. J.Poole

    ..and I knew them (The Bradleys) well. There were two stores within 1000 yards of each other. Summers & McGlamery stores, then Mr Bernard Bradley moved his store (this picture) to be in same area. All thrived and were good friends for many years. My grandfather (Summers) owned one an it was run by Brooks Hardin and Alva Grant. It’s now been moved and located behind the family dwelling in New Era. Our family farm is still going at New Era and you can find us there a good bit.

  3. Kyle Crew

    This was my great-great grandparent’s country store! Cool picture

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