Tag Archives: South Georgia General Stores

Abandoned General Store, Akins

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Filed under --BULLOCH COUNTY GA--, Akins GA

General Store, Springvale

This was likely a general store, but could have been a commissary or warehouse.

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Filed under --RANDOLPH COUNTY GA--, Springvale GA

Harvey’s Garage, Lumpkin

Harvey’s has been in business for many years but I believe this structure was originally a general/grocery store. The old RC sign looks like it’s been around for a long time.

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Filed under --STEWART COUNTY GA--, Lumpkin GA

Ferguson Store Sign, DeSoto

The Ferguson Store was located on the ground level of the DeSoto Masonic lodge. It was most recently known as Disco D’s Warehouse, which I assume was a nightclub.

 

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, DeSoto GA

Dismuke Storehouse, 1899, Americus

Built as a grocery store in 1899 by Joseph H. Dismuke, this structure also served his family as a residence. Dismuke was the nephew of Elbert Head, a well-to-do black farmer and philanthropist, from whom he initially acquired the property. It was sold to Janice Coleman in 1919 and briefly owned by W. C. Flatt before being purchased in 1922 by John Minyard, who added a cafe. The cafe was so popular, especially on weekends and special occasions when it sold alcohol, that the neighborhood came to be known as”Minyard’s Bottom”. The Minyards got out of the business by the 1950s and Earnest Wilson, then his son Clyde, ran a barbershop here until Clyde’s illness in 1978.

These memories come from Karl Wilson’s (Clyde’s son) “History of the Storehouse”, written in 1985.

[The storehouse was originally located about 20 feet closer to the corner of the lot but was moved during infrastructural modifications in the neighborhood in 1987].

National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --SUMTER COUNTY GA--, Americus GA

Roadside Store, Seminole County

 

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White Oak Pastures General Store, 1840s, Bluffton

This historic store was built in the 1840s and after a renovation, is now home to the White Oak Pastures General Store. Its last owner, Herman Bass, ceased operations in the 1960s. It’s at the forefront of the Harris family’s efforts to bring Bluffton back to life. They eventually plan to move their wonderful farm-to-table restaurant from the farm, just over the line in Early County, to downtown Bluffton.

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Filed under --CLAY COUNTY GA--, Bluffton GA