Category Archives: Bartow GA

Bryant’s Gin & Warehouses, Bartow

Still going strong after a century, Bryant’s Gin was running full steam when I stopped in Bartow recently. Cotton remains one of Georgia’s most important crops.

The present gin in Bartow dates to the 1950s, replacing an earlier facility.


A number of related buildings also remain on the property, which is bisected by the Central of Georgia railroad tracks.

Several old warehouses remain.

I believe this was an office, related to the business.

Bartow Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filling Station, Bartow

Bartow Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bartow Cafe

Bartow GA Old Cafe Coffee Cup Sign Old Water Tower Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing SOuth Georgia USA 2014

This looks like it’s only recently closed, but I can’t be sure.

Bartow GA Jefferson County Old Cafe All You Can Eat Buffet Window Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

 It appears to have been an old store at one time, with remnants of gas pumps out front.

Bartow GA Jefferson County Old Cafe Coca-Cola Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Railroad Avenue, Bartow

Bartow GA Railroad Tracks Historic Antebellum Depot Central of Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bartow is a nice place to just get out of your car and walk around. There’s much I didn’t photograph on this trip but I’ll return as soon as I can.

Bartow GA Jefferson County Historic Community Marble Front Bank Railroad Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The marble-front bank on the right was built in 1900.

Bartow GA Trackside Commercial Storefronts Historic Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The typical storefronts above appear to date to around 1900.

Bartow GA Historic Trackside Storefronts Window Tiles Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

At the far end of Railroad Avenue, across from the depot stands this more modern structure with elements that would lead me to guess it was built in the 1920s. The old post Bartow post office was located in the far right section.

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Bartow Signpost

Bartow GA Jefferson County Sign Showing Other Bartows in America Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This sign points to other communities associated with the name Bartow.

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Town Well & Watering Pool, 1887, Bartow

Bartow GA Town Well Gazebo Local History Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

George Rachels III writes: Due to a recent accident, the original watering pool was destroyed when a semi lost it brakes and plowed through the park, i n January2015.

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Central of Georgia Railway Depot, 1869, Bartow

Bartow GA Historic Central of Georgia Railroad Depot Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This landmark, built to replace the previous depot (known as Station No. 11) burned by Sherman’s forces on their march to the sea, has been restored and is now home to the Bartow Museum.  Among lots of local history you’ll learn about famous people from this little town, including Roy Evans, inventor of the general purpose (g.p.) vehicle. It’s better known today as the jeep. To schedule a tour, call Peggy Jordan at (478) 364-4030.

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