General Store, Devereux

Devereux was planned as a suburb of Sparta though it never materialized in the way its planners had hoped. This was likely the main business in town, located across from the railroad tracks.

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2 responses to “General Store, Devereux

  1. Nfutral

    I came up with this discussion in a quick google search and it is bursting with connections to Devereaux. Thought I’d share for those who (like me) want to know more. http://www.stembridge.us/1999/02/02/old-devereaux-ga/comment-page-1/

  2. Sandra Clarke

    Brian, Devereux used to be a pretty thriving small village , there was a very large store, 2 meat markets, a bank, & 2 more stores past the large store with the one you pictured, the last ‘& probably the smallest. When I was growing up my daddy, Ivy Coleman worked in the large store with his Coz, Joe Coleman, & Mr. Bill Armour., it was called J.M. Moate Co. & Mr. Moate I never knew, but his wife I did know. She lived to be 104 & lived in the 2 story house at the triangle intersection before you get to where the stores used to be. There was also a large stone building across the street near rr tracks that was a warehouse for cotton maybe. It was not in use while I was growing up & was torn down about 15 years ago. There was also a PO & Depot & a cotton gin. Trains used to stop in Devereux & there was a large settlement of houses on past the store you pictured where RR folks lived.
    Jewel Thompson lives in the community & could fill in more about this settlement. I commented to you before on one of your posts & knew & loved Rev. Dan Williamson who you also knew.

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