Category Archives: Barwick GA

Brewer Pope’s Store, Barwick

Brewer Popes Millpond Store Brooks County GA Cypress Pond Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

A couple of weeks ago I shared an older photo of Brewer Pope’s Store. I made it a point to stop by here on a recent trip and to my amazement, the place hasn’t changed a bit in five years. It’s a good thing because this is one of the coolest country stores to be found in South Georgia. I’m not sure when it closed but it was open as late as the 1980s. For many years, this was a public pay fishing area and the store probably served primarily as a convenience for fishermen. When I first posted the photo on Flickr six years ago, an unidentified user wrote: I remember going to this store in the early 1980s when my dad worked on a farm not too far away. Crickets chirping and getting a cold Coca-Cola, out of the coffin cooler, which was sweating in the hot summer heat of south Georgia. Besides the Ichauway Store in Baker County, I can think of no other in South Georgia with a more idyllic setting.

Brewer Popes Store Popes Millpond Brooks County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

It served generations of folks who probably appreciated its setting as much as I do. The millpond itself is a natural wonder and well-known landmark of Brooks County.

Popes Millpond Barwick GA Brooks County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Tenant Farmhouse, Barwick

Barwick GA Brooks County Tenant Farmhouse in Cotton Field Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Somehow, these old tenant houses just keep hanging on. This one is a bit unusual (although tenant houses were often built quickly and with what was on hand) in that it has two front doors as would a saddlebag house but has a chimney on one end.

Barwick GA Brooks County Abandoned Tenant Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Shotgun House, Barwick

Barwick GA Brooks County Shotgun House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Barwick

Historic Harmony Primitive Baptist Churh Barwick GA Brooks County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This historic congregation dates to 1855.

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Barwick Court House, 1940, Brooks County

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Coastal Plains Farmers Co-Op, Barwick

coastal plains farmers co op ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

This was Dub Baker’s Grocery between 1973-1977. Thanks to J. W. Baker for the information.

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Barwick Post Office

barwick ga post office photogaph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Deborah Dodd Squires writes: This building was built by my grandfather, W.R. Thrasher. My grandmother, Sallie Lee Tally Thrasher was postmistress in Barwick for fifty years. The original post office was located next door in Thrasher Brother’s Merchantile Store which was owned and operated by W.R. Thrasher and Jesse Thrasher.

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