Tag Archives: South Georgia Agriculture

Rushing Barn, Bulloch County

This hay and stock barn, owned by the John Rushing family, is a twin to the famous Coleman Barn (Big Barn) located about 35 miles away in Candler County. I haven’t been able to determine anything about the builder of either, but he should be known for his wonderful work. The Coleman barn and this example are among the two nicest early-20th-century barns in South Georgia. They are landmarks in their own right.

Thanks to James Lanier for background and Kenneth Dixon for location information.

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Tobacco Barn, Bulloch County

This is located in the Sandy Creek community.

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Watermelon Bus, Lumber City

July is peak watermelon season in South Georgia and where watermelons are grown on a large scale, old school buses with their sides cut out are put into commission to transport this important crop.

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Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--, Lumber City GA

Abandoned Warehouse, Zebina

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Grain Elevator, Alma

Wooden grain elevators are rare in Georgia and this one in Alma has always been a favorite. It is now part of a larger structure that includes a church.

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Filed under --BACON COUNTY GA--, Alma GA

Peebles Commissary, 1920s, Emanuel County

 

Becki L. Stroud writes: This store was once owned by Malley Houston Peebles who sold it to his younger brother Cicero Talmadge Peebles. Malley Peebles moved closer to Swainsboro, Georgia, and opened the long gone Southern Pines Tourist Camp on U.S. Hwy 1. I believe the building dates back to around the 1920s. My grandparents were married there by a justice of the peace.

Like many commissaries, this may have also served the area as a general store.

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Commissary, Pulaski County

I photographed this commissary on US 129 south of Hawkinsville in 2010. I believe it was razed a couple of years later.

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