Category Archives: Montezuma GA

Flint River at Montezuma

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A great place to access the beautiful Flint River is the George Hooks Landing just west of Montezuma.

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Lewis Brothers, Montezuma

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The two most famous residents of Montezuma’s historic Felton Cemetery are the Lewis Brothers. Elijah John Lewis (11 February 1879-8 August 1893) had an attack of appendicitis traveling to New York with his uncle William “Minor” Lewis to buy stock for their store. He died in Chester, South Carolina while awaiting medical attention. Robert Landrum Lewis (16 January 1881-18 March 1895) saved an eight-year-old boy named Frank Hague from drowning in Beaver Creek and on the next day was accidentally shot by Leo Hertz. It was first though that he would survive but he died in his sleep. The boys’ father, Elijah Banks Lewis, was so saddened by the loss of his sons that he ordered marble statues from Italy in their likeness. There are many other wonderful monuments and memorials in this cemetery.

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Dooly Street, Montezuma

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Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Christopher’s Warehouse, Montezuma

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Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Abandoned Bank, Montezuma

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This bank has been closed for many years, but is presently being restored for use as a community center. I believe it was originally the Bank of Macon County and was later purchased by Wachovia. It was likely built in the 1970s.

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Carnegie Library, 1907, Montezuma

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Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Montezuma Motor Company, Circa 1920

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This Art Deco landmark was built for the Tom Huston Frozen Foods Company and was converted for use as the Montezuma Motor Company around 1950. It was a Ford Dealership.

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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