Powell’s Store, New Home

New Home GA Johnson County Pure Station Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The community of New Home appears on good maps, but it’s hard to find on the internet. This store was obviously the anchor of this small rural community. I believe the community derives its name from the former site of New Home Baptist Church, which has since moved to Wrightsville. Thanks to Deborah Brantley for identifying this as Leon Powell’s store. Lamar Sanders writes: I love this old store. I went in there once and I got an Ice cold coca cola on a really hot summer day around 1968, when I actually had enough money to buy a coke, when running a stream gauging field trip for the US Geological Survey, about 4 years out of Georgia Tech. I was really hot and sweaty, and the air conditioner of the store was cranked up on high. I believe 2 or 3 old men were in there cooling off, too. I go by the store on my trips between Lexington, SC and my home town Edison on a regular basis, and still think about how good that Coke was.

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4 responses to “Powell’s Store, New Home

  1. James paige

    Where is New Home located in Johnson county.? Is this Pure station still there.?

  2. lamar sanders

    I love this old store. I went in there once and I got an Ice cold coca cola on a really hot summer day around 1968, when I actually had enough money to buy a coke, when running a stream gaging field trip for the US Geological Survey, about 4 years out of Georgia Tech. I was really hot and sweaty, and the air conditioner of the store was cranked up on high. I believe 2 or 3 old men were in there cooling off, too. I go by the store on my trips between Lexington, SC and my home town Edison on a regular basis, and still think about how good that Coke was.

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