Old Kirkland Post Office, Atkinson County

Kirkland GA Atkinson County Old Store American Flag Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This appears to have been a general store at one time, judging by the architecture, but it is remembered as the Kirkland Post Office. Shea Browning writes: According to Mr. Clark Tanner, a lifelong resident of Atkinson County who grew up near this building’s location, this was the old Kirkland post office. Online historical postal records indicate there was a post office at this approximate location between 1875 and 1954. According to Mr. Tanner, “Mr. Silas White, Betsy’s husband, was the rural mail carrier and owned the building. After the post office closed, the White’s rented the house.” Others have mentioned Mrs. White renting out the home for 40+ years to various tenants.

Kirkland GA Atkinson County Old Store Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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3 responses to “Old Kirkland Post Office, Atkinson County

  1. I was in South Georgia recently and stopped to take a picture of this house as well. Very interesting to find additional info here!

  2. Stanley J. Gurley

    This use to be my mamas home.

  3. According to Mr. Clark Tanner, a lifelong resident of Atkinson County who grew up near this building’s location, this was the old Kirkland post office. Online historical postal records indicate there was a post office at this approximate location between 1875 and 1954, (31.3077°N | 82.9102°W). According to Mr. Tanner, “Mr. Silas White, Betsy’s husband, was the rural mail carrier and owned the building. After the post office closed, the White’s rented the house.” Others have mentioned Mrs. White renting out the home for 40+ years to various tenants.

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