Category Archives: Maysville GA

James Monroe Ellison House, Maysville

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This late-19th-century Victorian farmhouse has been a popular stop for photographers for years. Joe McGrady writes: It was built by James Monroe Ellison (1857-1932). He was married twice, lastly to Lillie Mae Haynes (1874-1967). He had 10 children with his first wife, Gerushia Victoria Cox (1858-1903). He had 3 children with Lillie Mae Haynes: a boy (1906-1906) who was stillborn; James Benson Ellison (1907-1966); and Lillie Mae Ellison (1910-1996). My mother’s mother was Amanda Jane Haynes (1872-1914), who was Lillie Mae’s sister. Amanda was married to William Nathaniel LeMaster…We visited the Ellisons often in the late 1960s… I am not sure who owns the property now…I know that Lillie Mae willed a portion of her property to the church.

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The architecture indicates the house was likely Queen Anne or Folk Victorian in style. Since it’s a couple of miles from the center of Maysville, it was probably a working farm. A smokehouse survives on the property, as well.

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Ganache Bakery & Bistro, Maysville

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As I was walking around Maysville, Debbie Akins invited me into Ganache, the bakery and bistro she created out of an historic commercial space that would otherwise have been lost. She noted that the interior had to be completely rebuilt. It was a nice break and the place smelled wonderful. Her chef was preparing lunch and putting the finishing touches on the day’s fresh pastries. Debbie talked about the challenges of running business in a small town. She’s had several here in the past few years. She’s also restored historic houses and is presently working on the old Methodist church. Every small town should be so lucky as to have someone like Debbie working to revitalize their business districts.

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Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Trackside Storefronts, Maysville

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This view shows the Jackson County side of Maysville, one of numerous towns in Georgia which are physically located in at least two counties.

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Typical early-20th-century commercial storefronts line the railroad tracks. Charlie McCurdy’s Hardware was most recently home to The Fat Finch, a restaurant.

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Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Folk Victorian House, Maysville

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Grocery Store, Maysville

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I’m not sure if this was a grocery or general store, but I imagine it was one of the two. I will update identifications as they become available.

Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefronts, Maysville

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Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Atkins National Bank and Storefronts, Maysville

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The corner building was originally the Atkins National Bank.

Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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