Dooling, Georgia

dooling ga abandoned store city hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

There’s little left of Dooling today, but it was once a busy railroad siding. The city hall is located in the trailer on the right. I believe the brick building may have been a small store. My father remembers stopping here in the late 1960s with C. C. (K) Hall when he was working the SCL railroad and buying hoop cheese and pennywheel crackers at a store here. He also recalls that the store owner had one arm, but did everything with ease. Becky Craig writes: My grandfather, Pernal Patrick, married Laura Pauline Dooling, the daughter of Michael Dooling, Jr., and Laura A. Dawson, and named the town for his wife. Laura was an accomplished musician who taught her oldest son to play the organ. Pernal and Laura gave land to build the Baptist church, but the first church burned before it was completed. Laura died before the second church was built and was never able to play hymns in the church.

dooling ga sign dooly county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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6 responses to “Dooling, Georgia

  1. R. F. Coleman

    I would like to know the history of dooling Georgia I still have family there. we need information for out town event in july 2, 2016

  2. David Felker

    I was raised in Dooling,living there 47 years.My sister now lines in old family home.My grandfather Claude Felker ran the store before Louis Gurr.
    I also remember the post office ran by Mr. Gunn.

  3. Becky Craig

    My grandfather, Pernal Patrick, married Laura Pauline Dooling, the daughter of Michael Dooling, Jr and Laura A Dawson, and named the town for his wife. Laura was an accomplished muscian who taught her oldest son to play the organ. Pernal and Laura gave land to build the baptist church, but the first church burned before it was completed. Laura died before the second church was built and was never able to play hymns in the church.

  4. Thomas Dye...

    We lived near Dooling in the 50s and 60s. There were
    two stores. Louis Gurr grocery, which was an old quansit
    hut which is still there and Willie Spears small store which
    had a gas pump and kerosene tank. In the back was an
    old wood stove where the old timers gathered. The Bodreys
    owned our farm before us.

    Thomas Dye

  5. Mark Cawthon

    We use to walk down to Dooling on Sunday afternoon with my mother, Mrs. Ella Cawthon. There was no traffic!

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