Category Archives: Mount Vernon GA

Folk Victorian House, Mount Vernon

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Historic Storefronts, Mount Vernon

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Vernacular Office Building, Mount Vernon

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Located on the courthouse square, this L-shaped building was likely a law or administrative office.

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Abandoned Storefront, Mount Vernon

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Talmadge House, Mount Vernon

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Though it has been associated with other families over the years, Michael Moxley shares this history about a well-known early resident: This house was at one time the residence of future governor Eugene Talmadge and his wife Ms Mitt. She was from Ailey and they moved into this house after getting married in 1909. From here, they moved to McCrae.

Update: Jill Jordan writes (via our Facebook page) that this house was razed during the last week of June 2019.

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Walter Morrison’s General Store, Mount Vernon

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These two buildings on Church Street are my favorite in Mount Vernon. The red brick storefront on the left was Walter Morrison’s General Store. Neal Stanford writes: This was my grandfathers’ store, which he operated for 70 years. It closed in 1988. What great memories I have of it being open on Saturday mornings. Lisa Graham notes that the false-front building on the right was where Mr. Morrison stored his feed and seed.

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Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church

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This congregation was organized in 1851.

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John C. Calhoun House, 1906, Mount Vernon

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Levi Gilder, who did a wonderful job of restoring this house, writes: This Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1906 by John C. Calhoun, the local Ordinary Judge of Montgomery County. He and his wife May Moore Calhoun lived there until their deaths. It was sold to J. Wade Johnson who lived there for several years before being sold to Cullen Starnes. In 1944 Starnes sold the house to Robert (Bob) Peterson and his wife Ellen Peterson. The Petersons lived there and raised one daughter, Anna. In the 1990’s Ellen Peterson, widow of Robert passed away leaving the house to their only living daughter, Anna. Because of Anna’s love for the home where she grew up, she kept the house for a number of years and refused to sell it. It’s condition suffered from not being occupied. Finally in 2009 Anna sold the house after we presented her with our plans of remodeling the fine home. It underwent a full restoration and was completed in 2010 just in time for a big Christmas Party.

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Montgomery Monitor Building, Mount Vernon

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Montgomery County Courthouse, 1907, Mount Vernon

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Designed by Alexander Blair and constructed by J. H. McKenzie & Sons, this is the third courthouse built in Mount Vernon. Blair, whose most notable work was the Grand Opera House (1884) in Macon, designed eight courthouses in Georgia.

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