Tag Archives: South Georgia Country Stores

Alma Thornton’s Store, K’Ville

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Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, K'Ville GA

Horton’s Grocery, Norristown

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Martha P. Youngblood writes: This is another place I remember well from my childhood! Mama and I would visit Miss Dee (Horton) during the summer on some of our rambles to Mt. Zion Church to check on the family headstones. Always had a ball listening to the two of them talk.

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Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--, Norristown GA

Johnson’s Package Shop, Garfield

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Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--, Garfield GA

General Store, Surrency

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According to the last owner, this was an old store, removed from the lot across the street in an effort to save it. As of late May 2014, it was razed.

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Filed under --APPLING COUNTY GA--, Surrency GA

Williams Grocery, Bridgeboro

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Mike Ley, via Mrs. Mary Elleen Willis Ley, writes that this was once known as Hollingsworth General Store, owned by Henry and Minnie Hollingsworth. In 2011, David Chatman wrote: At one time this was “Williams Grocery”, owned by my Grandfather, Mr. Seth Williams. With certain daylight shining on the bricks just above the tin “patio” cover, the “Williams Grocery” name is still legible. I have a photo of my Grandfather standing in front of this store all dressed in his finest white shirt, a tie, the inevitable Fedora of the time, with the lettering shining brilliantly. Stories within the family are that his Dad owned many acres of land just east of this store towards what is now Doerun, Ga. I imagine more people may know it as Williams Grocery.

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Filed under --WORTH COUNTY GA--, Bridgeboro GA

Bradley’s Store, New Era

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I’m so grateful to Beverly Burk for identifying this store. She writes that it was owned and operated by Bryant Bradley until 1926 and by his son Berry A. Bradley until 1946.

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, New Era GA

Rountree Grocery & Post Office, Egypt

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Jackie Monson Purdy writes: This was the old store, use to also house the Post Office. Mrs. Nita Rountree was the Postmistress. Her husband Frank ran the store. Their use to be at least one gas pump out front. One of the old kind with the tank on top. And it had to be pumped to dispense the gas. They sold penny candy, and had large
barrels around in the store with supplies in them. They also had a stove in the middle near the rear for cold weather. Right across the road was the Train station. For many years we use to ride the train from Savannah to Egypt. When my Grandfather Thomas Absalom Dutton married Mattie Carroll Fryar of Magnolia, South Carolina, he was the  station master and Railway Express agent. She was the telegraph operator there.

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Filed under --EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA--, Egypt GA