Tag Archives: North Georgia Country Stores

R. Lang Steed Store, Lincoln County

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Champion’s Country Store, Shady Dale

champions country store shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Champion’s has been a Shady Dale landmark for many years. They even have their own independent sawmill on site.

champions country store shady dale ga rough cut lumber photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Willard, Georgia

willard ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Slightly west of Eatonton is the crossroads settlement known as Willard. The only thing I found here was this abandoned country store.

willard ga abandoned store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

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Rocky Mount, Georgia

rocky mount ga meriwether county photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Rocky Mount can’t be found on every map, but the community lives on in several historic churches and this old store.

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Abandoned Store, Neal

Neal GA Pike County Old Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

To my knowledge, this is the only surviving commercial structure in Neal.

Neal GA Pike County Abandoned Country Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Unidentified Structure, Barnett

Barnett GA Warren County Old Roadside Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2016

This neat little store is located across the highway from Barnett Methodist Church. Nelanie McAfee wrote that it was Joe Chapman’s store but Mr. Chapman’s nephew, Jack Chapman, writes: Although similar in size and Joe Chapman’s store was across the road from the church, this is not a picture of it. It’s an unusually small structure and I hope I am able to identify it at some point.

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Russellville General Merchandise

Russellville GA Monroe County General Merchandise Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Driving west from Forsyth toward Musella, you’ll pass through Russellville. Besides the historic Russellville Baptist Church, located nearby, this old general store and the unidentified structure in the previous post are all that remain to indicate that this was ever much more than a crossroads.

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Sunrise Grocery, Union County

Historic Sunrise Grocery Store Union County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Though its exact date of establishment has been lost, the old Sunrise Grocery began as a Pure Oil station in the early 1920s. It became known as the Sunrise Grill in the 1940s. With several owners over the years, Sunrise Grocery has evolved into a local landmark and a go-to shop for the folks who hunt, camp, and fish in the area. Besides “convenience store” items and gasoline, they also sell local produce and regional arts and crafts items.

 

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Turner’s Corner Cafe, 1928, Lumpkin County

Turners Corner Cafe Lumpkin County GA Mountains Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Heading south on US 19 from Blood Mountain to Cleveland, you’ll pass by this place. Originally built as a gas station and then expanded into a country store, it’s been a cafe for many years. Of its many owners across the decades, it’s founder Charles Turner is best known. He was a local legend who famously kept a soda-guzzling pet bear. Heavily guarded all-night poker games with local politicians are as much a part of its history as are Friday-night dances for local teenagers back in the 50s. With such diversity, it’s a wonderful survivor. After going into foreclosure in 2009, the building sat empty for two years; Steve Amoruso bought it and stabilized it while retaining its integrity.

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Gholston Stand, Madison County

Gholston's Stand Gholston Stand Crossroads GA Madison County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

This little red store is quite a landmark in Madison County and I was determined to photograph it. I came to know of it through the photographs of my friend, Dagmar Nelson. She’s shot it many times over the years and if you’ll scroll through her wonderful Madison County set on Flickr, you’ll understand:

https://www.flickr.com/photos /milkaway/sets/72157600205345285

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