Category Archives: Stapleton GA

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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James Lee Hobbs Company, Stapleton

Stapleton GA Jefferson County James Lee Hobbs Company Feed Farm Supply Agriculture Warehouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This building once served as a general store. It’s now the office for a feed & farm supply business.

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