Tag Archives: North Georgia Commissaries

Reese, Georgia

This historic farmhouse and the adjacent general store/commissary are about all that’s left of the Reese community. Since 1971, the property has been known as the Strother Farm.

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Commissary, Vanna

Vanna GA Hart County Commissary Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This is located on the highway, so it could have been a store, but since it’s attached to a relatively large farm property I think it was a commissary.

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T. H. Nolan Commissary, Bostwick

Nolan Store Commissary Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Like most true plantations of its era, the Nolan property supported its own commissary, which was essentially a credit-based store for employees. The building takes on the common rectangular box form of country stores at the turn of the last century; I’m not sure if the false front was added later, or if it was an original feature.

The Famous Nolan House Nolan Store View Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The view of the “big house” from the commissary is a reminder of the complete dependence workers had on the plantation economy. The store likely served the general public, as well, as the remnant name-plate of a Coca-Cola sign indicates.

T H Nolan Store Sign Plantation Commissary Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Cunningham Commissary, 1890s, Lexington

Lexington GA Oglethorpe County Cunningham Commissary Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Lexington Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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