Tag Archives: South Georgia Garages & Filling Stations

Filling Station, Jakin

jakin ga filling station photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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King’s Garage, Pitts

pitts ga kings garage gas station photograph copyright brian bown vanishing south georgia usa 20102010

As you can see from these two photographs, the old King’s Garage has greatly deteriorated over the past six years.

pitts ga kings garage photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 20162016

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Peacock’s Grocery & Garage, Mershon

mershon ga peacocks store garage photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

I ran into a local gentleman while photographing in Mershon and he said that sixty years ago this was a busy place, where turpentine workers who lived nearby ran accounts. He also said his father remembered working on Model-T Fords in the garage at the rear of the store.

mershon ga peacocks garage store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Sheppard Oil Company, Leary

Leary GA Calhoun County Abandoned Service Station Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These old 32-ounce soda bottles were in the window.

Leary GA Calhoun County Coke Pepsi 7Up Pint Bottles Gas Station Window Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Gas & Grocery, Dickey

Dickey GA Calhoun County Old Filling Station Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

This was probably an old gas station/country store. The pumps are long gone.

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Powell’s Store, New Home

New Home GA Johnson County Pure Station Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The community of New Home appears on good maps, but it’s hard to find on the internet. This store was obviously the anchor of this small rural community. I believe the community derives its name from the former site of New Home Baptist Church, which has since moved to Wrightsville. Thanks to Deborah Brantley for identifying this as Leon Powell’s store. Lamar Sanders writes: I love this old store. I went in there once and I got an Ice cold coca cola on a really hot summer day around 1968, when I actually had enough money to buy a coke, when running a stream gauging field trip for the US Geological Survey, about 4 years out of Georgia Tech. I was really hot and sweaty, and the air conditioner of the store was cranked up on high. I believe 2 or 3 old men were in there cooling off, too. I go by the store on my trips between Lexington, SC and my home town Edison on a regular basis, and still think about how good that Coke was.

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Stone’s Grocery, Telfair County

Heath Crossing Grocery Telfair County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This local landmark is located near McRae on US 341. Jeff Bloodworth identified it as Stone’s Grocery in 2009.

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