Grange, Georgia

Grange Community Jefferson County GA Restored General Merchandise Store Ghost Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Grange was a large enough community at one time to have its own school but today it’s so forgotten that a Google search will send you straight to LaGrange, in West Georgia. The building above has been nicely restored and is dated 1916. Larry Sheppard writes: The old red brick store was owned by a man named Johnny Jones. I knew it as Johnny Jones Store. My family owns land nearby. Spent many a fall day hunting in the area and going to the store which still operated in the 60″s and I think till the 70″s. Johnny had a son and daughter I believe. I think the family still owns the store. His son, John Amos “Spike” Jones was a punter at UGA and went on to play in pro football. Below is a country store that appears to be a bit later, perhaps mid-20th-century.

Grange Community Jefferson County GA Old Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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  1. Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett

    My Great-great-Grandfather, Maj. Rev. George Lawson Stapleton Jr. (1794-1874) lived in the Grange area of Jefferson County, near where the “Stapleton Academy” and “Stapleton Mill Road” are located, off Hwy 88. He was in the Georgia legislature for 32 years, representing Jefferson and Washington Counties as Senator, and Jefferson County as a legislator. I have just published a book, “The Hanging of Susan Eberhart,” based on George’s act of riding a horse from Grange to Preston, Ga. in 1873, and saying the prayer on the gallows of a young woman being hanged. I think anyone interested in Georgia history will find the book a good read. Thank you. Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett
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  2. Kenneth Huff

    Second store was owned by the Wilchers I remember going into both stores as a child with my dad in the fifties Mr Wilcher passed and the store was closed ,Mrs Louis operated a beauty shop for years near the store and taught Sunday school at Edgehill church of God Mrs Louis wilcher was a sweet lady and loved all us kids . Her father and mother owned farm land west of Grange

  3. Bert Rountree

    Where is this in south Georgia ??

    • Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett

      Grange is in Jefferson County, East Central Georgia, on Hwy. 88, a four lane between Wrens Ga. and Sandersville, Ga.

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