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Madison County Fair Ground, Comer

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The Comer Lions Club has been organizing an old-fashioned county fair for 68 years. The Ferris wheel caught my eye when I was driving past; though no longer operational, it remains a symbol of the fair and a landmark in its own right. Originally a water wheel at another location in North Georgia, it was acquired in 1949 by Pinky Martin, owner of Comer Motor Company. With the help of mechanic Jeff Turner, it was converted by hand into a working Ferris wheel and was used until the early 1970s.

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Nearly every county in Georgia once had a place like this but they’re quite rare today.

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The property and structures are well-maintained.

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Traditional exhibits like crafts and livestock remain highlights of the fair.

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Popular musical acts also play here each year.

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If you’re in the area in September, check them out. Lions Clubs are a great non-political organization who not only do charitable work but also give back to their communities in tangible ways. Madison is a traditionally rural county and the fair is still the biggest event of the year.

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Ila, Georgia

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Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church, 1912, Ila

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Reverend J. S. Smith was the pastor at the time this church was built. C. D. Griffin was the architect and builder.

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Hay Barn, Madison County

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Madison County

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Tenant Farmhouse, Madison County

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Roadside Grocery, Madison County

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Last known as 98 Grocery, this is now a car wash as best I can tell.

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