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Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1859, Adel

Salem Primtive Baptist Lime Sink Church Adel GA Oldest Church in Cook County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

A marker placed on the church by the John Howell, Sr. Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century notes that this is the oldest church in Cook County. Constituted in July 1859, it was known for many years as the Lime Sink Church, for the mysterious lake located adjacent to the property and historically used by the congregation for baptisms. The so-called lime sink is a mystery because its source is unknown and analysis has never found any lime at the site.

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Neoclassical Revival House, Adel

Adel GA Cook County Historic House Classical Revival Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Post Office, 1939, Adel

Adel GA Old WPA Post Office Historical Society Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This historic New Deal post office was saved and is now home to the Cook County Historical Society Museum. Mary A. King writes: My father, James S. Bailey, was in charge of some of the W.P.A. projects at that time and I know some of the work in Cook County was his, and I believe he was in charge of the construction of the post office, too. I seem to remember having seen photos of the construction process and hearing my parents talk about it, but I wasn’t born until 1941, just before the war started and that changed a lot of things, of course. He was doing W.P.A. projects around Ashburn and Sycamore when I was born because I was born in Sycamore and our home was Nashville in Berrien County.

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Old Ford Dealership, Adel

Adel GA Cook County VIP TCB Neon Art Moderne Renovation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I always thought this was an old theatre, but thanks to B. Sutton, I now know that it was originally a Ford dealership and was later O. P. Fausett’s Phillips 66 station.

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Cook County

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Best Farmhouse, Cook County

Cook County GA White Clapboard Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Little River, Cook County

Little River Cook County GA Natural Area Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

One of two Little Rivers in Georgia (the other is a tributary of the Etowah, in North Georgia), this river isn’t widely known beyond the immediate area. It’s collectively part of the Willacoochee-Withlacoochee-Alapaha-Little watershed that drains much of Southwest Georgia. A coalition devoted to protecting these rivers has been formed, as pollution from widespread chemical farming is an immediate concern to their health.

Little RIver Cook County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

 

 

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