Cason’s Store, Tippettville

This store dates to the early 20th century. Sonny Wilson writes: At one time there were three stores in Tippettville. This one was operated by W.W. (Warren) Cason, who was my grandfather. My parents lived in the back for a short while after they were married. On Saturdays this was a thriving little community. My paternal grandfather, Walter Wilson, taught music and cut hair in the back of the store on Saturday. I grew up about a mile up the road back toward Vienna. There use to be a gas pump in front that was gravity fed. You cranked the amount you wanted up into a glass container and gravity drained it into your car. One afternoon, while playing on the porch, I fell off the porch and knocked out my front teeth. Required a trip to the dentist in Cordele. There was also a baseball field behind the store and on Sunday afternoon, after church, community teams would play each other until time for evening church.

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6 responses to “Cason’s Store, Tippettville

  1. Sonny Wilson

    At one time there were three stores in Tippettville. This one was operated by W.W. ((Warren) Cason, who was my grandfather. My parents lived in the back for a short while after they were married. On Saturdays this was a thriving little community. My paternal grandfather, Walter Wilson, taught music and cut hair in the back of the store on Saturday. I grew up about a mile up the road back toward Vienna. There use to be a gas pump in front that was gravity fed. You cranked the amount you wanted up into a glass container and gravity drained it into your car. One afternoon, while playing on the porch, I fell off the porch and knocked out my front teeth. Required a trip to the dentist in Cordele. There was also a baseball field behind the store and on Sunday afternoon, after church, community teams would play each other until time for evening church.

  2. James

    The roof looks pretty good. I wonder when it was replaced last?

  3. Herbert Britt

    Where was Tippetville, Ga. ? I was in the Railmay Mail service for several years but never heard of it.

    • Dale E. Reddick

      Tippettville is found beside Tenmile Creek, just inside Dooly County, with the Wilcox County line being immediately east of the community. It’s east of Vienna and west of Pineview. The Ocmulgee River is to the east and I-75 is to the west of Tippettville.

  4. Brian, I just wanted to say that I love getting these pictures from you and checking out your website.
    Thanks!

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