Category Archives: –CLAY COUNTY GA–

Clay County Courthouse, 1873, Fort Gaines

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Begun in 1871, Clay County’s vernacular courthouse is the oldest in the Pataula Judicial Circuit and one of the oldest in South Georgia.

National Register of Historic Places

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Mobley Hardware, Fort Gaines

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Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Coca-Cola Mural, Fort Gaines

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Restored several years ago, this early 1900s mural adorns the side of the Sutton’s Corner Museum. It contains a recovered 1840s frontier store and a mind-boggling collection of rural artifacts.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Coleman Opera House, 1880, Fort Gaines

 

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Wayside Inn, Circa 1850s, Fort Gaines

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This served as a temporary Confederate hospital in 1863. I believe it was built in the 1850s.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Brown House, Circa 1830, Fort Gaines

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This has served as a private residence and a hotel during its long history. The exterior attic doorway to and porthole-like windows on the frieze are quite unusual.

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Taylor’s Store, Clay County

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James Palmer writes: This was Taylor’s Store located on Highway 39 near the Clay/Quitman County line. It is owned and was operated by the Taylor family who still farm the adjacent land. The store was closed in the early 1960’s…

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