Category Archives: –GILMER COUNTY GA–

Poole’s Bar-B-Q & Pig Hill of Fame, East Ellijay

pooles-barbq-ellijay-ga-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

A favorite with tourists and locals alike, Poole’s Bar-B-Q has become a world-famous attraction in the mountain town of East Ellijay. Oscar and Edna Poole opened the restaurant in 1989. It started in a roadside shack but now occupies this building, known as the “Taj-Ma-Hog”.

col-pooles-pig-hill-of-fame-ellijay-ga-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Pig cut-outs, arranged in the shape of a pig, adorn the hill behind the restaurant known as the “Pig Hill of Fame”.

east-ellijay-ga-col-pooles-pig-hill-of-fame-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Pig-related names abound.

pig-hill-of-fame-ellijay-ga-photogaph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

The Pig Hill of Fame started with just 300 cut-outs but now features over 3000.

pooles-barbq-ellijay-ga-pig-moby-il-mobile-crazy-car-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Poole’s Bar-B-Q probably doesn’t need to advertise, but these crazy cars do a good job.

pooles-barbq-ellijay-ga-crazy-car-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

The pig kitsch is a lot of fun. Like the old saying of eating everything but the squeal, Poole’s uses decorative pigs in every possible way.

col-pooles-bar-b-q-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

One of my favorite things, though, was Porky, a child’s ride of the kind you’d find outside dime stores a couple of generations ago.

col-pooles-bar-b-q-ellijay-porky-childrens-ride-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, East Ellijay GA

Hay Barn, Cartecay

cartecay-ga-hudson-farm-barn-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cartecay GA

Hudson Apple House, Cartecay

cartecay-ga-hudson-apple-house-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cartecay GA

Oakland Club House, Cartecay

cartecay-ga-oakland-club-house-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cartecay GA

Cartecay United Methodist Church, 1859, Gilmer County

historic-cartecay-united-methodist-church-gilmer-county-ga-photograph-copyright-bian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Cartecay Methodist was established in 1834. Reverend William Ellington, who had been ordained by Bishop Asbury in 1805, was the first minister and the first Methodist minister in Gilmer County. In 1859, the present structure was built on land given by Barnett Wilson. The church was divided after the Civil War and tradition states that the men of the church (by this time known as Cartecay Methodist Church, South) took their shotguns and spent nights in the church to guard against members who had deserted for the Northern branch. During the war, slaves attended and sat in the back pews. The present congregation has worked hard to preserve this important antebellum church.

historic-cartecay-methodist-cemetery-gilmer-county-ga-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

National Register of Historic Places

 

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cartecay GA

Jesus Saves Sign, Cherry Log

cherry-log-ga-baptist-church-jesus-saves-sign-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

I’m not sure how long this monumental sign has been located at Cherry Log Baptist Church but it’s been a landmark on US Highway 76 for many years.

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cherry Log GA

Cherry Log, Georgia

cherry-log-ga-general-store-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

I’m not sure what this structure once was, but it appears to have been a general store.

Leave a comment

Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cherry Log GA