This likely dates to the first decade of the 20th century.
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My identification of this structure is an educated guess, considering it is surrounded by the historic Wade Plantation. It looks to date from circa 1910-1930. It’s possible it was a general store independent of the plantation but this seems unlikely. (There is a location known locally as Hill’s Store just down the road but I don’t think this is associated with it). False front structures are quite rare in rural Georgia and I can’t recall having seen a commissary of this style. The pressed tin is in amazingly good condition, though the structure has likely been neglected for many years.
Lewis Gean Nipper writes: This was my Great grandfather’s store (John Daniel Calhoun). He was the mayor of Crosland and a merchant. There was a railroad track behind the store. It has been gone for a long time. I have a picture of him standing in the doorway. He died in 1921. He and many of my older family members are buried in the cemetery across the road.
I can’t locate any information about Zebina, but like so many other abandoned crossroad “ghost towns” it was probably never much more than a whistle-stop and a place where area farmers gathered to swap tales and “trade”.
The legend on the front of the store is difficult to read; the first word is indiscernible but the next words are “Cash Store”.