Category Archives: Norwood GA

Abandoned Bank, Norwood

Norwood GA Abandoned Storefront Photograph Copyright Bian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This is located next door to the Norwood Post Office. I’m not sure what purpose this building originally served, but it was likely a store. An interesting bit of trivia about Norwood and the post office can be found on a nearby 1955 Georgia Historical Commission marker titled “The Original RFD”: In 1868 at Norwood six men along a five mile rural route hired Jerry Parsons, a Negro who could not read, to deliver and collect mail at their homes each day except Sundays and holidays for his food and clothing. The postmaster at Norwood each morning arranged the mail in correct order and “Uncle Jerry” began his ten mile walk covering, in all, 3,110 miles. Sen. Thomas Watson, then a boy clerking for Hon. T.E. Massengale, observed this perfect plan for Rural Free Delivery. In February 1893, Sen. Watson, then in Congress, sponsored the bill creating Rural Free Delivery, copying “Uncle Jerry’s” R.F.D. in Norwood.

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Gothic Revival House, Norwood

Norwood GA Gothic Revival House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

I admire this house every time I’m in Norwood. I hope to learn more about it.

Norwood GA Gothic Revival House Front Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

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St. John A. M. E. Church, Norwood

St. John AME Church Norwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This is one of Warren County’s most historic African-American congregations, dating to 1876.

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Norwood, Georgia

Norwood GA Warren County Historic Commercial Storefronts City Hall Railroad Tracks Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

As of February 2017, the wood frame building on the left has been torn down.

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Abandoned Garage, Norwood

Norwood GA Warren County Abandoned Service Station Water Tower Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

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