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Ichauway Store, Baker County

Ichauway Store Woodruff Plantation Baker County GA Iconic Landmark Coca Cola Signs Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Located on a high bank of Ichawaynochaway Creek, this is one of the most iconic country stores in Georgia, in my opinion. It’s still open (with limited hours) and the gas pump still works.

Ichauway Store Woodruff Plantation Baker County GA Iconic Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Old Hoggard Mill Bridge, Baker County

Ichuaway Plantation Bridge Baker County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I can’t locate anything about the history of this bridge, but it  provides one of the most scenic views in all of South Georgia. Kyle West writes: I worked out there for about 8 years. In fact, I installed the lights on the bridge  for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. The story of the bridge as was told to me was that it was the original Highway 91 bridge and when the state moved the highway to the present location they were going to demo and Mr. Woodruff bought it from the state to keep them from doing away with it.

Ichuaway Plantation Bridge Wood and Iron Truss Baker County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The girder style construction is a bit complex for a dirt road and the view as you near the end of the bridge is of the iconic Ichauway Store.

Ichauway Store Woodruff Plantation Baker County GA Iconic Landmark View From Bridge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Ichawaynochaway Creek at Ichauway Plantation, Baker County

Ichawaynochaway Creek at Woodruff Plantation Mitchell County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Various spellings have been attributed to this beautiful stream over the years and locals often shorten it to Notchaway Creek. It’s a Muskogee word thought to mean “the place where deer sleep”.

Ichawaynochaway Creek at Woodruff Plantation Mitchell County GA Notchaway Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Hoggard Mill Courthouse, Baker County

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Hoggard Mill was a settlement on the banks of the Ichawaynochaway Creek. Courthouse usually refers to a voting precinct, but many also served as places where disputes could be settled and kept out of an actual court.

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