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G. F. Rogers & Sons General Store, 1934, Ephesus

Ephesus GA Heard County G F Rogers Son General Merchandise Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishinig North Georgia USA 2014

This store served the community with household and farming supplies for generations and later served as a polling place and egg processing facility. Today it’s used for storage. The quilt panel on the side of the building is one of several in the area.

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Loftin Lodge No. 688, Ephesus

Ephesus GA Heard County Loftin Lodge No 688 Free Accepted Masons Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

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Georgia Highway 100, Ephesus

Georgia Highway 100 at Ephesus Heard County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

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Farmhouse, Ephesus

Ephesus GA Old Farmhouse Being Restored Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

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Davis Street, Franklin

Franklin GA Town Square Commercial Storefronts Heard County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

With around 900 people, Franklin is one of the smallest county seats in Georgia.

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Old Heard County Jail, 1912, Franklin

Franklin GA Old Heard County Jail Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Pauly Jail Company of Alabama built this jail in 1912, for $7,500, using plans by Manley Jail Works of Dalton, Georgia. This jail replaced an 1880 jail that became unfit. The new jail housed up to 16 prisoners upstairs. The County Sheriff (eight sheriffs from 1912-1964) and his family lived downstairs. In the 1930s, two prisoners cut window bars and escaped. Death row prisoners were held here, but the jail’s gallows were never used. In 1964 a new County jail opened on the Franklin Square, and this jail closed. The 1912 jail was National Register listed in 1981. In 1987, Heard County Historical Society rehabilitated this jail, with help from the Callaway Foundation and other donors.

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