Tag Archives: South Georgia Country Stores

Birdsville General Store

Birdsville GA Jenkins County General Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This general store once served the Birdsville area. It’s privately owned. Birdsville was named for postmaster Samuel Bird.

Birdsville GA Jenkins County Vernacular Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

National Register of Historic Places

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General Store, Emmalane

Emmalane GA Jenkins County Old Store L P Mons Well Driller Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

There are lots of cotton farms in this area off the Old Savannah Highway south of Millen. In fact, the oldest cotton farm in America (Juanita M. Joiner Farm)   and the oldest timberland company (Southern Woodland Company) are operated by the 8th generation of the family on lands dating to 1783.This relic, located in the vicinity of the farm, probably served the now-forgotten community of Emmalane as a general store or commissary. A wonderful hand-painted sign on the door reads: “L. P. Mons, Well Driller”.

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The Altamaha Apiaries, Circa 1900, Gardi

Fancy Honey Gardi GA Old Post Office Store Altamaha Apiaries Ludowici Tile Terracotta Roof Wayne County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This is one of Wayne County’s best-known landmarks. It originally served as a general store and post office; the Fancy Honey sign was added later, probably in the 1940s.

Fancy Honey Gardi GA Old Post Office Store Altamaha Apiaries Wayne County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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Snuff Cans, Ideal

Buttercup Tops Honey Bee Snuff Cans Tobacco Ideal GA Grocery Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

When I was growing up, lots of older ladies dipped snuff. I was amazed to see such a high demand for it in a town as small as Ideal.

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Morehead’s Country Store, Irwinville

Irwinville GA Morehead's Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Johnny Morehead and family run a great country store and restaurant in Irwinville. Stop by for lunch if you’re ever in the area. There’s some nice Irwinville memorabilia in the store, too. Also, Johnny is one of the largest pecan brokers in the area, so if that’s something that interests you, inquire within. And tell them we sent you!

Morehead's Country Store Irwinville GA Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

You can like them on Facebook at the link below. It’s rarely updated, but has directions and contact information.

https://www.facebook.com/MoreheadsCountryStore

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Filed under --IRWIN COUNTY GA--, Irwinville GA

Enigma, Georgia

Enigma GA Berrien County Post Office Abandoned Store Old F 150 Pickup Truck Passing By Main Street Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Founded between 1876-1880 by John A. Ball, from Raleigh, North Carolina, Enigma wasn’t incorporated until 1906.

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Main Street, Enigma

Enigma GA Berrien County Main Street Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Enigma GA Berrien County Main Street Utilitarian Vernacular Architecture Picture Image Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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