This iconic commissary/store at the intersection of LaCrosse Road and Georgia Highway 271 served as the center of a large farming operation for many years. Jean Harrison, whose family owns the property today wrote: Gertude Burt Strange grew up at Lacrosse and her family ran the store until about 1947 when my parents bought the farm including the store which was closed and used for farm storage etc. Every time there was an election my Father would clean out the store so people could vote there.
A plantation at LaCrosse was first established by Stinson J. Rees in 1856. The property is beautifully maintained today but please note it’s not open to the public and trespassing is strictly prohibited. I was interested to see that the LaCrosse name on the side of the building was recently repainted in a different style. Linda Adams, who painted the wonderful murals in Ellaville wrote to say that she repainted the sign, as well as the great Coca-Cola sign on the front of the store. Below is a shot I made in 2009.