Category Archives: –BULLOCH COUNTY GA–
This hay and stock barn, owned by the John Rushing family, is a twin to the famous Coleman Barn (Big Barn) located about 35 miles away in Candler County. I haven’t been able to determine anything about the builder of either, but he should be known for his wonderful work. The Coleman barn and this example are among the two nicest early-20th-century barns in South Georgia. They are landmarks in their own right.
Thanks to James Lanier for background and Kenneth Dixon for location information.
Hopeulikit is best known for its curious name (pronounced Hope-u-like-it) and many passing through the area wonder what all the fuss is about. It is on the map after all. As it turns out, the Hopeulikit was a dance hall during the 1920s and 1930s and was so popular that the surrounding community adopted its name. The old dance hall is long gone, as is the Ellis store, which was the commercial center of this rural community about seven miles north of Statesboro.