Franklin’s Dairy, Swainsboro

Coleman Dairy Ruins Swainsboro GA Emanuel County Office Silos Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Cal Avery notes that this old dairy was long obscured by vegetation. I’m told it t operated from at least the 1940s until the late 1960s. The image above shows the front of the building, likely the office. Below is an image of the rear of the structure, where cows were kept and milked. Thanks to Cal for bringing it to my attention. Wade Peebles writes: The property had belonged to the late Mr. Jimmy Morgan, publisher of the Swainsboro Forest Blade, owner of the Ford dealership, and other business interests and owner of a good bit of land in Emanuel County, including McGarrh’s Mill Pond. He owned the land and sold it just before he died, I believe just last year at over 100 years of age. The land on Ga56, where the old dairy sits, was his first wife’s Father’s land. He was old Dr. Franklin, who owned the dairy. It was last operated in the early 1960s, by Lee Roy Smith.

Ruins of Coleman Dairy Operation Swainsboro GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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2 responses to “Franklin’s Dairy, Swainsboro

  1. Judith Black Smith

    Being from Swainsboro, I find this article interesting. J. Black, Smith

  2. The property had belonged to the late Mr. Jimmy Morgan, publisher of the Swainsboro Forest Blade, owner of the Ford dealership, and other business interests and owner of a good bit of land in Emanuel County, including McGarrh’s Mill Pond. He owned the land and sold it just before he died, I believe just last year at over 100 years of age. The land on Ga56, where the old dairy sits, was his first wife’s Father’s land. He was old Dr.Franklin, who owned the dairy. It was last operated in the early 1960s, by Lee Roy Smith. I believe this is correct, but I can be mistaken.

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