Tag Archives: North Georgia General Stores

General Store, Jewell

Jewell Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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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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Callier’s Store, Po Biddy Crossroads

This iconic crossroads store was owned by Betty & Maro Callier. In trying to answer where the crossroads got its name, Norman Carter wrote in The Pobiddy Joke Book (1995): Nobody knows exactly how Pobiddy got its name. I remember when my good friends Betty and Maro Callier had a store at Pobiddy and Maro drew a little chicken on the front of the store and underneath wrote “Pobiddy”. Other people say there were some people sitting on the porch of a home in Pobiddy when a little chicken ran across the road and a car hit it and killed it. Someone on the porch said “po biddy!”.

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General Store, Prattsburg

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W. T. Bickers Store, Greene County

This is a wonderful example of the most common rural store type of early 20th century Georgia.

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General Store, Oconee County

This is an amazing survivor and I hope to learn more about its history.

 

 

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Porter Brothers Store, 1910, Bishop

This typical commercial block was built by D. H. Huff and served as the Porter Brothers Store until 1951.

Bishop Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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