Tag Archives: South Georgia General Stores

C. W. Tyre Company, Waresboro

Originally located down the street near the railroad tracks in Waresboro, this is now on the property of Joe Spence. It was an early general store/mercantile.



Filed under --WARE COUNTY GA--, Waresboro GA

Morris Store, Waresboro

Joe Spence notes that this was originally owned by Ms. Morris, who lived in the houses next door, but was later sold to the the Spences, who operated it for many years.


Filed under --WARE COUNTY GA--, Waresboro GA

General Store, Fairfax

I’ve been trying to get to Fairfax ever since seeing Shea Browning’s photograph of this old store, which may have been a commissary for millworkers and lumbermen working the vast pine forests of the area nearly a century ago. Its style, with a false front, is relatively uncommon in Georgia.

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General Store, Workmore


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Filed under --TELFAIR COUNTY GA--, Workmore GA

Historic Storefronts, Ailey


It’s amazing that most of the buildings in a town as small as Ailey are in good condition. The Peterson Companies have done the restoration and utilize the structures for various purposes.


This is one of two false-front buildings on Railroad Street. Surviving examples of this form are relatively uncommon in Georgia.


When I can identify these structures, I will likely repost them individually.


This building, on the corner of Railroad and Broad Streets, is a fine example of formal commercial architecture common at the turn of the last century.


These utilitarian structures may have been related to the railroad.



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Filed under --MONTGOMERY COUNTY GA--, Ailey GA

General Store, Stapletons Crossroads


This served for many years as the precinct house for the Stapletons 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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Filed under --JEFFERSON COUNTY GA--, Stapletons Crossroads GA

General Store, Canoochee


This was obviously an old store at one time but I haven’t been able to locate much information about Canoochee. It’s a neat area, though, and there’s a nice store still in business across the road.

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Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--, Canoochee GA