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Russellville General Merchandise

Russellville GA Monroe County General Merchandise Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Driving west from Forsyth toward Musella, you’ll pass through Russellville. Besides the historic Russellville Baptist Church, located nearby, this old general store and the unidentified structure in the previous post are all that remain to indicate that this was ever much more than a crossroads.

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Precinct House, Russellville

Russellville GA Monroe County Office or Precinct House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Thanks to J. C. Nobles for the identification. He recalls voting here in the early 1980s, before polls were moved to the VFD building. It’s located across the road from Russellville General Merchandise.

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Abandoned Warehouse, Culloden

Culloden GA Monroe County Abandoned Warehouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

The area around Culloden was first settled in 1739 by Scottish Highlanders who came from eastern Georgia. It was many years later, after 1780, that the settlement came to be named Cullodenville after William Culloden.

Culloden GA Monroe County Abandoned Warehouse Door Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Culloden GA Monroe County Abandoned Warehouse Door Overgrown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

The three brick tiles seen below (and left of the door above) were likely a patch.

Culloden GA Monroe County Abandoned Warehouse Ornamental Brick Patchwork Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Queen Anne House, Culloden

Culloden GA Monroe County Landmark House Once Used as Railroad Hotel Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

I was told that this once served as boarding house or hotel.

Culloden Historic District,  National Register of Historic Places

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Battle of Culloden Historic Marker

Battle of Culloden GA Civil War Historic Marker Wilsons Raiders Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

On April 19, 1865, a part of Wilson’s Federal Raiders, moving toward Macon, encountered the “Worrill Grays” near this spot. The “Grays,” numbering less than 200 men, fought a magnificent battle, greatly outnumbered. After a two-hour battle they finally yielded to the superior force, leaving their dead and wounded in Federal hands. So fierce was the fighting that the two men in the 17th Indiana (mounted) Infantry who captured the flag of this fighting unit, were awarded Medals of Honor by the United States Government.

This marker was placed by the Georgia Historical Commission in 1956.

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Slave Cemetery, Culloden

Culloden GA Historic Marker for Slave Cemetery Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Placed in 2000, adjacent to the Culloden City Cemetery, this memorial reads: We know not who they are, but they are loved ones of God and man and will never be forgotten.

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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William Culloden, Founder of Culloden

William Culloden Headstone Grave Found of Culloden GA Monroe County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Though this headstone is almost unreadable, a brick wall erected beside it notes that it is the burial place, in 1823, of William Culloden, founder of the village that bears his name. Culloden was a Scottish Highlander who settled the area around 1780 and the setlement was named Cullodenville in his honor until it was incoporated in 1887 at which time the name was shortened to Culloden.

Culloden Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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