Category Archives: Stapleton GA

James Stapleton Jr. House, 1886, Stapleton

Dr. Fay Stapleton Burnett, who has numerous family connections to the area, writes: When we went to Stapleton Ga. today, I discovered this house was originally owned by James Stapleton Jr. (1862-1941), son of Col. James Stapleton and my Grandfather’s half brother. He later moved from this house to the home of the late Mrs. Marguerite Newsome, just down the street. It is a large white two story home with a great old barn across the road – perhaps it has been posted as well. The glass globes on the weather vane/lightning rods were light lavender today. I thought they were more red in color, so not sure if they change with temperature and conditions, or I am just wrong!!

 

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First Baptist Church, Stapleton

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This congregation was organized in 1905.

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Stapleton, Georgia

Stapleton GA Jefferson County Old Stores Chair Oak Tree Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Originally known as Spread Oak, and then just Spread, the town’s name was changed in 1885 in honor of Colonel James Stapleton upon the building of the Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad. It was incorporated in 1906.

Stapleton GA Main Street Historic Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

John P. Rabun, Jr., says that many of the commercial buildings in Stapleton were owned by and some possibly built by his grandfather, John Palmer Rabun (1879-1966) who was a farmer, businessman and Jefferson County’s representative in the state legislature at one time.

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Queen Anne Cottage, 1915, Stapleton

Stapleton GA Eclectic Victorian House Through the Camelia Hedge Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The dormer on the front seems to be a later addition.

Stapleton GA Eclectic Victorian House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Agricultural Warehouses, Stapleton

Stapleton GA Abandoned Agricultural Warehouses Endangered Rural Architecture Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Vernacular House, Stapleton

Stapleton GA Abandoned Vernacular House Asbestos Siding Rusted Tin Roof Overgrown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Commercial Ruins, Stapleton

Ruins of Stapleton Denton Hardware Grocery Master Trouser Garment Factory Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Demolition of this large structure began as early as 2007. It was first home to Stapleton-Denton Hardware & Groceries, a general merchandise store. More recently it housed the Stapleton Garment Factory and its predecessor, the Master Trouser Corporation.

Ruins of Stapleton Denton Hardware Grocery Master Trouser Garment Factory Rural Diaspora Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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