Tag Archives: Georgia Precinct Houses

Precinct House, Pope City

You’ll have trouble finding Pope City on most maps today and it’s never really been much more than a wide spot in the road. But this populated place in northwestern Wilcox County was significant enough to have a post office from 1910-1918. This structure was likely the voting precinct or “courthouse”.

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Filed under --WILCOX COUNTY GA--, Pope City GA

Precinct House, Berrien County

Bill Outlaw writes that this was a polling place.

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Patton Hill Courthouse, 1880s, Schley County

The community now known locally as Concord has also been known as St. Elmo, Nubbin Hill, and Patton Hill over the past two centuries. This precinct/court house dates to the 1880s, according to a wooden sign on the property.

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Precinct House, Crosland

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Filed under --COLQUITT COUNTY GA--, Crosland GA

Springvale Courthouse, Randolph County

My identification of this structure is tentative. I’m aware of a precinct at Springvale and this appears to be the only logical location. Precinct houses are often referred to as courthouses in rural Georgia. It’s possible that it originally served another purpose but I haven’t been able to locate any history. I’ll update if/when I learn more.

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Precinct House, Undine

I believe the precinct houses are called courthouses in this area.

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Filed under --EVANS COUNTY GA--, Undine GA

Precinct House, Zetto

I’m guessing as to the identity of this structure. Precinct houses are often referred to as “courthouses” in some parts of South Georgia.

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Precinct House, 1898, Hartsfield

Thanks to Haley Perryman for the identification.

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General Store, Stapleton Crossroads

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This served for many years as the precinct house for the Stapleton Crossroads community (not to be confused with nearby Stapleton). It was likely a store before it was used as a precinct house.

 

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Precinct House, Holt

Holt Precinct House Irwin County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Besides a precinct house, this was also used as a barber shop. Katherine Griffin recalls: My Dad, Ed Grantham, used this building to barber for the area farmers on Saturdays until 9: or 10: pm. These old precinct houses are getting harder to find. I’ve photographed this one many times over the years. Tracie Lott Thacker shared my favorite memory of this place: My first ever vote was cast right here. I walked down the dirt road and my grandfather Cleon Lott and Aunt Karen Lott were working here that day.

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Filed under --IRWIN COUNTY GA--, Holt GA