General Store, Coney

Gean Nipper recently suggested I make some photographs at Coney. Having driven between Cordele and Americus countless times over the years, I must admit I had never even heard of the place. A couple of old warehouses and commissaries were still standing in the crossroads community near Lake Blackshear until they were destroyed by a tornado a few years ago. This store, the lone survivor, was owned by Mr. Nipper’s grandparents, Lonnie and Dicy Calhoun. It was closed by the late 1960s and briefly reopened in the early 1970s.

Coney was once a busy rail siding and was also the location of a ferry that crossed the nearby Flint River (long before Lake Blackshear was formed).

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2 responses to “General Store, Coney

  1. Raleighwood Dawg

    Oh, if these walls could talk … Thanks for sharing, Brian! My Father grew up in Leslie and he sometimes would mention going to the Coney community when he was a young’un.

  2. Sharon Rice

    Coney is definitely a historic location.
    Nature does take over and reclaims the land.

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