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Commercial Ruins, Millwood

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This brick shell is all that remains of the commercial center of Millwood.

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Millwood School, Ware County

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Millwood’s thriving past is evident in this large schoolhouse. It’s obviously been abandoned for many years.

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Manor United Methodist Church, 1894, Ware County

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This church is located on US 84 and is next door to the old Manor School. FYI: Manor is pronounced with a long “a”, as in May-ner.

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Manor School, Ware County

Manor GA Ware County Old School House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The old Manor School was used from 1993-2010 for an innovative magnet campus, the Ware County School of Agricultural, Forestry & Environmental Sciences. It was the only agriculturally based magnet school in the South, and the only K-12 agriculturally based magnet school in the country. It’s a real shame, considering the excellent performance of the school, that money couldn’t be allocated to keep it running. I’m unsure but suspect the school was built by the WPA during the Great Depression.

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General Store, Wahoma

Wahoma GA Ware County Roadside Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Wahoma is a small community just outside Waycross on US 84.

Wahoma GA Ware County Roadside Store Residence Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist Church, 1874, Ware County

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This congregation was still active in 1974, when they held their centennial, but I don’t know when it disbanded, nor do I know when the fire damage that partially gutted the roof occurred. Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist, as well as the old Ruskin Church and the old Trinity Methodist in downtown Waycross (now demolished) are, in my opinion, all the work of the same builder.  J. Gregory Smith writes: Once as a child, I marveled at a 10 foot rattle snake that was hung on a pole on the highway in front of the church. My grandmother, Mina Jordan Smith once ran a filling station and grocery in Dixie-Union . In later years. my cousin Twiman Smith ran a store just down the road.Good memories!!

Leigh Nelson shared this wonderful historic photo, likely made during a revival or homecoming. She is unsure of the date but some of her relatives were part of the congregation. Do not share without credit to her.

Thanks to Anna Gay Leavitt for helping me locate this church.

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Circa 1910, Waycross

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This side view really shows off the architecture of this old building, which has been abandoned for as long as I can remember. It was originally home to the Waycross Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which moved to nearby Nicholls Street in the late 1950s.

Downtown Waycross Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Queen Anne House, 1900, Waycross

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Queen Anne House, Waycross

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This view shows the house from the McDonald Street side. It was razed in mid-2013.

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Denton Farm, Bickley

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David Musgrove writes: I believe this is the house my father lived in as a child. It was known by the family as the Denton farmhouse because it was owned by the Denton’s. The area is overgrown now. My father, his brothers and his sister took some pictures of this house only last week. My grandfather was Willis Edgar Musgrove. There is a well he put in behind the house with his name in the cement.

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