Category Archives: Alapaha GA

N. T. Peeples House, Circa 1904, Berrien County

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According to Clinton Bailey: (This was the) N.T Peeples house. It was inside the city of Nashville, next to where the Post Office is now located. It was built around 1904. A relative of the Peeples and local Attorney, William Waugh Turner, moved the house to his property on North 129 with the plans and hopes to restore it. Peeples once served as a mayor of Nashville.

 

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Alapaha Restaurant

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I think this has been home to several restaurants over the years.

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Toby’s Motel & Grill, Alapaha

Alapaha GA Tobys Motel Grill Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Built to lure travelers off busy US Highway 82 (likely in the 1940s), Toby Powell’s Motel & Grill is still relatively intact. The eclectic architecture of the office/restaurant at first appears to be a crumbling facade, but it was built that way! For a time after its original use was supplanted, it served as a grocery store and Virginia’s Beauty Lounge.

Alapaha GA Tobys Motel Grill Abandoned Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Below is a contemporary postcard view.

Tobys Motel Grill Alapaha GA Postcard 1950s Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Fogle-Shockley Hotel, 1886, Alapaha

Alapaha GA Berrien County Fogle Shockley Hotel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2010

From the Macon Telegraph, 24 March 1886:…a new hotel, two stories high, nicely fitted up and well kept.  Dr. J.A. Fogle, one of the most clever men you would met in a week’s hard riding, is the proprietor, but his time is mostly devoted to an extensive practice and to his well stocked drug store.  The hotel is presided over by Mrs. Fogle, a lady of refinement and most pleasant manner, ably assisted by her sister, Miss Fannie Leonard. The table is bountifully supplied with tempting fare, the sleeping apartments are models of cleanliness and comfort, and the attention to guests is prompt and courteous.  The commercial tourists are fond in their praise of it, and you know they are, generally speaking, a difficult set to please.

Alapaha native and author Cynthia Shearer (The Wonder Book of the Air; The Celestial Jukebox) related this to me in an email: Later it was the Shockely Hotel, and the last proprietor of it, Ida Shockley Creech, sold it to an artist. The artist’s wife still lives there, I believe. I grew up in Alapaha, and ate many a Sunday dinner there…

This now a private residence.

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Dr. William A. Moore House, 1898, Alapaha

alapaha ga dr william moore house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2012July 2012

This house was built by Dr. William Aaron Moore and his wife Roxie Wycoff Moore. He was an M.D. and she was an R. N. In recent years, it has fallen into disrepair and is presently for sale. I sincerely hope someone will realize the potential in it and work to save it. Thanks to Dr. Moore’s granddaughter, Carole Wingate Keefe, for the identification. She recalled: It was located right across from the depot and when trains came through at night, the noise was an eye opener. Mark Dixon, author of a centennial history of Alapaha in 1981, confirms this information.

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Isaac Murray House, 1900, Alapaha

July 2012

Thanks to Mark Dixon for the identification. This saddlebag house is in critical condition and needs a buyer to save it.

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St. Ann Catholic Church, 1942, Alapaha

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