Erick, Georgia

Erick GA Wheeler County Ghost Town General Store Ruins Dirt Road Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These ruins caught my eye. It appears they’re all that remain of Erick, a lost community situated along the Seaboard Rail line in western Wheeler County. (I’ve tagged the structure as lost, as there is really no way to save it).

Erick GA Wheeler County Grocery Store Post Office Ruins Coca Cola Mural Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Sandra Spires Johnson first identified this as Ben Irwin’s store, but Sandra Sells says it was a different store which also served as the post office. I’m surprised that there was more than one store here.

Erick GA Wheeler County Post Office General Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016



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9 responses to “Erick, Georgia

  1. wade purvis Jr.

    This is the old Sumner store building. Mr.Ben Irwins store was at a community called Avants about 4 miles down the same road past this building.I own the property where Mr. Irwins store was located and I knew him. He died in the early 1980’s and was about 98 years old the best I can remember. He worked turpentine in his younger days.

  2. Justina

    What is the address of this location?

  3. vanne hanisch-godoy

    What kind of a place was Erick in its day? Was it a plantation?

    • wade purvis Jr.

      It was just a small town. I know that Erick is older than Wheeler co.It was Montgomery co. until 1912 when it was split and Wheeler co. was formed. I have seen old list of civil war soldiers listing them as being from Erick Ga.

  4. dianne olansky

    These pictures are hauntingly beautiful!

  5. Is this brick for sale?

    WK Harrell

  6. vanne hanisch-godoy

    Too far gone to restore, but I love these old farm houses!! They have character and ambience !! I love history, especially history of the old south.

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