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Queen Anne House, Circa 1904, Fortsonia

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Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowman

The Bowman City Cemetery was renamed Hillcrest in 1947. Many of the gravestones and the pavilion are much earlier.

The angel monument overlooking the Gloer family plot is perhaps the most ornate in the cemetery. Several of the burials in this plot date to the 1890s and early 1900s.

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Bowman United Methodist Church, 1925, Elbert County

Bowman United Methodist Church was established by a small group who first met in a rural log schoolhouse in 1874. It is thought that the first formal home, a frame structure, was occupied by the late 1870s. By 1894, the congregation had grown to around 225. In 1924, members decided to raze the old church and construction began on the present structure. Mr. D. C. Griffin of Hartwell supervised the construction. It was completed in 1925. It is one of the nicest little churches to be found in a town of this size.

 

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Neoclassical Revival House, Circa 1914, Bowman

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Georgian Cottage, Bowman

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Famous Little Police Station, Bowman

While it may not be the smallest police station in America, Bowman’s s “Famous Little Police Station” is certainly on the list. It’s located adjacent to the town well, which you can’t miss.

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Ray’s Food Market, Bowman

Sunbeam and a small town independent grocery store. It doesn’t get much more Southern than that!

Bowman Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Dewy Rose Baptist Church, 1921, Elbert County

Dewy Rose Baptist Church grew out of the membership of Deep Creek and Antioch Baptist churches in 1890. Reverend L. W. Stevens was the first pastor. The congregation met in the local school until a new church was constructed in October of 1890. During the pastorate of Reverend A. W. Bussey membership had grown to a point that a new structure was needed and the present church was completed and dedicated in 1921. It was constructed in the Craftsman style. which is rarely seen in churches. For a more detailed history, visit the church website.

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Adams-Hewell House, 1890, Dewy Rose

Margaret Wahl writes: This house was my grandmother’s home from around the early 1900’s to 1979, when she passed away at age 99. She was Josie Adams Hewell and she is buried in the Dewy Rose Baptist Church Cemetery, along with her husband, son and one daughter. In the 40s and 50s, the house was painted white and had dark green shutters on the windows. The walkway and cement steps to the house look the same as they did then. Spent many summers there as a young girl. The house had many fireplaces, but I see no chimneys now.

My Grandmother had seven brothers, all Adams, of course, and they frequented the house quite often. My grandmother was married to Olden Ornan Hewell in 1904, and they moved into the house which was directly across the street from the Hewell’s General Store which is now the current Post Office. This is where Olden worked. In 1912 they added three rooms to the house and a wrap-around porch. The original structure was built in 1890. Olden died at home in 1929, and Josie continued to live in the house until her 90s.

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Queen Anne House, 1889, Dewy Rose

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