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Historic Storefronts, Flovilla

Heard Street, running parallel to the railroad tracks, is Flovilla’s historic commercial center.

Much of the space is now occupied by the Victory Tabernacl. When I was photographing, mid-day on a Friday, the church was meeting and I could hear gospel music coming from inside, just as the sign promised.

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Indian Springs General Merchandise

I believe this is now an antique store.

 

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General Store, Indian Springs

This old general merchandise store has most recently been home to Watkins Outfitters, an outdoor specialist. It dates to the early 1900s.

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Robison Tire & Appliance Company, Jackson

In the era of big box stores, it’s great to see businesses like this in our smaller towns. When I was growing up, no one would have thought of going out of town to buy their home appliances. You knew and trusted the man who sold them locally and that’s where you bought them.

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Sunset Launderette, Jackson

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Adams-Briscoe Seed Company, Circa 1946, Jackson

Rufus Adams and Everett Briscoe purchased an established Jackson seed business in 1946 and established the Adams-Briscoe Seed Company, which maintains a thriving business to this day. Notably, they helped innovate the use of Dixie Crimson clover (forage, cover, and erosion control) in the 1950s.

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Historic Storefronts, Jackson

Jackson, located midway between Atlanta and Macon, was founded in 1826 and named for James Jackson. While serving in the U. S. Senate, Jackson resigned his seat to return to Georgia where he ran for and was elected to the legislature for the sole purpose of exposing the Yazoo Land Fraud. This was one of the most admirable anti-corruption efforts in the early history of the nation.

Like many other Georgia towns, Jackson features a courthouse square surrounding by commercial storefronts.

This looks like an old bank; it’s now home to the Butts County Water & Sewer Authority.

Another old drug store on the square, and this one is still open.

 

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