Organized around 1830 and the namesake for the surrounding town, the Methodist congregation of Corinth built their first church in 1837, followed by a replacement around 1855. The present building dates to 1904.
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Exceedingly rare today, markers like this were once common along America’s earliest improved highways. F.A.P. was the acronym for “Federal Aid Primary”, a designation used from 1916 until the early 1960s for federally funded primary road projects. Georgia DOT historian Amber Rhea, who is leading an effort to catalogue the extant markers, notes that this one for the Corinth-to-Grantville Road dates from 1965, near the end of the time these markers were used.
Lee Roy Hammett was the last owner of this house and loved its history so much he was buried on the grounds. His nephew, whom I talked to while photographing it, notes that it was originally built for the daughter of a member of the Hogan family, namesakes of nearby Hogansville. Unfortunately, prohibitive costs of modernization and toxic material removal have lead to its present condition. Much of the material is being salvaged for use in other projects.
Pauly Jail Company of Alabama built this jail in 1912, for $7,500, using plans by Manley Jail Works of Dalton, Georgia. This jail replaced an 1880 jail that became unfit. The new jail housed up to 16 prisoners upstairs. The County Sheriff (eight sheriffs from 1912-1964) and his family lived downstairs. In the 1930s, two prisoners cut window bars and escaped. Death row prisoners were held here, but the jail’s gallows were never used. In 1964 a new County jail opened on the Franklin Square, and this jail closed. The 1912 jail was National Register listed in 1981. In 1987, Heard County Historical Society rehabilitated this jail, with help from the Callaway Foundation and other donors.
National Register of Historic Places