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Machen, Georgia

machen ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

The only information I can presently locate about Machen is that it was once a stop on the Central of Georgia Railway line that ran through here, along the Eatonton-Covington route. It’s essentially part of Shady Dale today, but a railroad marker near this house (and a few good maps) still proclaims it to be Machen. I hope to learn more.

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Robby & Cindy’s Cafe, Shady Dale

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This was Larry’s Corner Mart & Cafe before it was Robby & Cindy’s. It was closed when I was here, late in the day, but people say it has really good food, including homemade hamburgers.

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Storage Barn, Shady Dale

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Champion’s Country Store, Shady Dale

champions country store shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Champion’s has been a Shady Dale landmark for many years. They even have their own independent sawmill on site.

champions country store shady dale ga rough cut lumber photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Bank of Shady Dale, Jasper County

shady dale ga city hall photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

After its initial use as a bank in the early 1900s, this landmark has served as the post office, city hall, and library. It’s all that remains of a once-thriving row of commercial storefronts.

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Calvary United Methodist Church, 1859, Shady Dale

historic calvary united methodist church shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Founded in 1857, Shady Dale Methodist was originally located about two miles distant. The present church, though modernized today, was built just before the Civil War.

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Smithboro School, Jasper County

Abandoned School House Putnam County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is likely a WPA school. I had misidentified it as being in Putnam County, but thanks to Connie Taylor Cason and Suzanne Smith Forte, I was able to correctly identify it. Suzanne notes that it was probably closed sometime in the 1930s.

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