L. P. Mons Commissary, Emmalane

Emmalane GA Jenkins County Old Store L P Mons Well Driller Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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”.

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2 responses to “L. P. Mons Commissary, Emmalane

  1. Ed

    Mr. Lonnie Mons dug my family’s last well near Portal, Ga around 1966.

  2. Birk Herrath

    You find more places for me to visit every time you post. Thank you for traveling through Georgia and sharing these great stories.

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