I can’t locate any information about Zebina, but like so many other abandoned crossroad “ghost towns” it was probably never much more than a whistle-stop and a place where area farmers gathered to swap tales and “trade”.
The legend on the front of the store is difficult to read; the first word is indiscernible but the next words are “Cash Store”.
The Coca-Cola mural is a ghost, too.
Though its proximity to the railroad tracks would suggest a railroad connection, this structure was actually a commercial freight warehouse.
Baconton Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
This is a landmark of the African-American community in Fitzgerald. I believe it was a neighborhood grocery store before it became Mr. Hair.
Abbeville’s historic downtown is in great danger of being lost if something is not done in the near future. I’ve heard that such an effort is underway. Perhaps some of the monies raised from the admission and vendor fees for the Wild Hog Festival can be used toward this end.
Most people who drive through Abbeville have seen the iconic Coca-Cola sign (below) but unless you get out of your car and walk around, you won’t notice this great tile entryway. Paxson’s Drug Store was one of the busiest places in mid-20th-century Abbeville. Mike Henderson notes that Dr. Estes had his office upstairs.
These ruins caught my eye. It appears they’re all that remain of Erick, a lost community situated along the Seaboard Rail line in western Wheeler County.
Joseph Summer writes: This was my great grandfather’s store. His name was Joshua R. Sumner. He died in 1937 at which time my great uncle, Will Sumner, ran the store. He died in 1964. My great grand father also had a cotton gin that was located next to this store.
Though it’s barely discernible, this old Coca-Cola mural, like many others around Georgia, can still be made out if you look closely enough. The building it once brightly adorned was likely a general store.