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Burwell O. Hill House, 1893, Greenville

Built as a Victorian, the Hill House took on its present Neoclassical appearance with a 1909 remodel. The house was designed by Mrs. Hill’s brother-in-law, Newnan architect W. A. Steed. Burwell O. Hill (1856-1918) was a prominent Meriwether County farmer. His son, Obadiah W. Hill, and grandson, J. Render Hill, both served in the Georgia legislature.

National Register of Historic Places

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St. Marks, Georgia

This general store and the nearby Methodist church are about all that remain of the crossroads community of St. Marks.

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Board-and-Batten House, Gay

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W. F. Gay House, 1891, Gay

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If you make it to the the Cotton Pickin’ Fair, you can tour this iconic home. It’s a centerpiece of the festival. It was built by the town’s namesake, William Franklin Gay. Mr. Gay became the town’s first postmaster in 1886 and later served as chairman of the Meriwether County commission and mayor of Gay.

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Historic Storefronts, Gay

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J. R. Gay & Company, 1911, Gay

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This old store is well-known to visitors to the Cotton Pickin’ Fair. The main floor originally housed the farm office, general store, and post office. Groceries were sold in the basement and the top floor was Mr. Gay’s apartment.

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Warehouse, Woodbury

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Eclectic Queen Anne House, Woodbury

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This house appears to have originated as a Queen Anne but later modifications have been made which alter that appearance.

 

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Queen Anne House, Woodbury

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This is now owned by Woodbury United Methodist Church. Though it features Queen Anne elements today, it was likely built as a Plantation Plain (I-House).

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General Store, Woodbury

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My assumption that this was general merchandise or grocery store is due to the ghost mural on the back of the building. It likely served other purposes over the years, judging by the modern windows at the front.

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The mural dates to the time when Cokes were still just a nickel.

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