Category Archives: Moultrie GA

First Avenue, Moultrie

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Moultrie Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Colquitt Theatre, Circa 1943, Moultrie

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This Art Deco landmark now serves as the senior citizens center. Built by Charlie Powell and remodeled after burning in 1956, it’s one of the most visually appealing theatres in South Georgia.

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Moultrie Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Citizens Bank Building, 1912, Moultrie

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I believe the first primary tenant of this building was the Citizens Bank of Moultrie, which was established in 1900, but first utilized another facility. Monty Carlton writes that it’s known today as the Commercial Building and over the years has housed everything from doctor’s offices to dress shops.

Moultrie Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Old Colquitt County Jail, 1915, Moultrie

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This is one of the best examples of a “Citadel Style” jail in Georgia. It now serves as the headquarters for the Moultrie-Colquitt Chamber of Commerce.

National Register of Historic Places

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Elephant Tombstone, Colquitt County

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Ask anyone in Moultrie about the “elephant” and they’ll gladly direct you to the Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church , where you’ll find the final resting place of William F. Duggan, Sr. (18 January 1899-22 December 1950). Locals contend that this is the most famous landmark in Colquitt County and since it’s thought to be the only life-sized elephant tombstone in the world, the distinction seems appropriate. The life-size sculpture depicts Nancy, a baby elephant owned by Duggan, who had just bought a circus at the time of his death. As a boy, Duggan worked with elephants in various circuses and always favored them. His son had this sculpture commissioned after his death. Athens-based photographer Dagmar Nelson shares a bit more of the history here.

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Iron Cross of Private Henry T. Rogers

Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Moultrie

1 January 1842 – 22 September 1903

Company A, 11th Battallion, Georgia Artillery

“Sumter Flying Artillery”

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Saturday’s Store, Colquitt County

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Located near Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, this old store was once “out in the country”; Moultrie’s growth over the years, however, places it just on the edge of town today.  Brian Saturday confirms that it was owned by his great-grandparents V. L. and Junie K. Saturday.

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