Tag Archives: South Georgia Post Offices

Bank of Jakin, 1912

bank of jakin ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This served as Jakin’s only bank when nearly 2000 people called the area home during the lumber boom of the early 20th century. The charter for the bank was granted to Elisha Hilton. From 1923 to 1988, it served as the post office and today is in use as the city hall.

National Register of Historic Places

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Post Office, Daisy

daisy ga us post office lowering the flag photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

 

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Erick, Georgia

Erick GA Wheeler County Ghost Town General Store Ruins Dirt Road Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These ruins caught my eye. It appears they’re all that remain of Erick, a lost community situated along the Seaboard Rail line in western Wheeler County.

Erick GA Wheeler County Grocery Store Post Office Ruins Coca Cola Mural Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Joseph Summer writes: This was my great grandfather’s store. His name was Joshua R. Sumner. He died in 1937 at which time my great uncle, Will Sumner, ran the store. He died in 1964. My great grand father also had a cotton gin that was located next to this store.

Erick GA Wheeler County Post Office General Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Dixon Commissary, Walkerville

Walkerville GA Pierce County Old Dixon Commissary Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I had a brief visit with the owner of this structure today, who graciously allowed me access to the property. He noted that it was once a commissary, owned by Alvin and Lizzie Dixon, the grandparents of well-known WTOC-TV anchorman, Sonny Dixon. It served as a general store and post office for Walkerville, as well. Stabilization and basic restorations have been made to insure its survival.

Walkerville GA Pierce County Ghost Town Old Post Office Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Whitehall Street, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Worth County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The building on the left was a combination post office/store and in the distance is the town well, sheltered by a gazebo.

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Post Office, 1939, Adel

Adel GA Old WPA Post Office Historical Society Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This historic New Deal post office was saved and is now home to the Cook County Historical Society Museum. Mary A. King writes: My father, James S. Bailey, was in charge of some of the W.P.A. projects at that time and I know some of the work in Cook County was his, and I believe he was in charge of the construction of the post office, too. I seem to remember having seen photos of the construction process and hearing my parents talk about it, but I wasn’t born until 1941, just before the war started and that changed a lot of things, of course. He was doing W.P.A. projects around Ashburn and Sycamore when I was born because I was born in Sycamore and our home was Nashville in Berrien County.

National Register of Historic Places

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Old Kirkland Post Office, Atkinson County

Kirkland GA Atkinson County Old Store American Flag Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This appears to have been a general store at one time, judging by the architecture, but it is remembered as the Kirkland Post Office. Shea Browning writes: According to Mr. Clark Tanner, a lifelong resident of Atkinson County who grew up near this building’s location, this was the old Kirkland post office. Online historical postal records indicate there was a post office at this approximate location between 1875 and 1954. According to Mr. Tanner, “Mr. Silas White, Betsy’s husband, was the rural mail carrier and owned the building. After the post office closed, the White’s rented the house.” Others have mentioned Mrs. White renting out the home for 40+ years to various tenants.

Kirkland GA Atkinson County Old Store Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Office Block, Guyton

Guyton GA Effingham County Pine Street Old Bank Post Office City Hall Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bob Koch, who recently purchased this “block” related to me that a bank, post office, and the city hall have all been located here over the years. Today, he has a great classic motorcycle shop (Vintage Motors) here, and there’s a bookstore, as well.

guyton ga historic commercial block photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

I was amazed to see the identification on the support columns. They were made by Fitzgerald Iron Works, in my hometown of Fitzgerald, probably in the first or second decade of the 20th century.

Bank Building Guyton GA Fitzgerald Iron Works Column Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Guyton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Post Office, Nunez

Nunez GA Emanuel County United States Post Office 30448 Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Railroad Avenue, Bartow

Bartow GA Railroad Tracks Historic Antebellum Depot Central of Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bartow is a nice place to just get out of your car and walk around. There’s much I didn’t photograph on this trip but I’ll return as soon as I can.

Bartow GA Jefferson County Historic Community Marble Front Bank Railroad Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The marble-front bank on the right was built in 1900.

Bartow GA Trackside Commercial Storefronts Historic Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The typical storefronts above appear to date to around 1900.

Bartow GA Historic Trackside Storefronts Window Tiles Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

At the far end of Railroad Avenue, across from the depot stands this more modern structure with elements that would lead me to guess it was built in the 1920s. The old post Bartow post office was located in the far right section.

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