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Railroad Avenue, Claxton

Claxton GA Evans County Historic Storefronts Railroad Avenue Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Claxton’s historic downtown area retains several significant structures.

Claxton GA Evans County Railroad Avenue Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Main Street Storefronts, Claxton

Claxton GA Evans County Main Street Historic Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Hot Boiled Peanuts, Claxton

Hot Boiled Peanuts Roadside Vendor Claxton GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Hot boiled peanuts really are a sort of Southern caviar. If you don’t understand, you probably never will. But as any Southerner will tell you, we love ’em down here! Georgia leads the nation in peanut production, so there are plenty to go around. Roadside vendors like this one are a link to the past and no small town in South Georgia is worth its salt if it doesn’t have at least one. Amanda Jones Little says this seller “has the best in town” and nice produce, as well.

 

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Canoochee River, Claxton

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The Canoochee, which originates in Emanuel County, is the largest tributary of the Ogeechee, which it joins near Savannah. It flows southeastward along the boundaries of Candler and  Evans counties, then passes through Fort Stewart before joining the Ogeechee in Bryan County. It has the dubious distinction of having the largest water snakes in Georgia. It can be accessed at Rocks River Park, just north of Claxton on U.S. 301.

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Claxton High School, 1922

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Now used as Claxton Middle School, this was designed by Willis Irvin, an architect based in Aiken and Augusta.

claxton high school cornerstone photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

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Mrs. Rogers Restaurant, Claxton

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I’m not sure when they opened, but this has been a Claxton landmark for at least 50 years. I’ve eaten the buffet here and it’s just good old Southern cooking.

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