Category Archives: Pitts GA

King’s Store, Pitts

pitts ga kings general store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This is the most substantial commercial landmark remaining in Pitts. It sits at the corner of 8th Street and McDonald Avenue. You can’t miss it. Its fading Coca-Cola mural will beckon you to stop and look around.

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It was the busiest store in Pitts for many years.

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Old Jail, Pitts

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Built by the Manly Jail Works of Dalton, this was a typical “cage” style facility, common in smaller towns in the early 20th century.

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Double-Pen Tenant House, Pitts

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Council House, Pitts

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Locals know this is as the “Council House”, for its use as a voting precinct. Fred Gleaton notes that it may have been owned by the Peebles family. It was likely first used as a general store.

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