Jewell Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
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.
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!”.
This is a wonderful example of the most common rural store type of early 20th century Georgia.
This is an amazing survivor and I hope to learn more about its history.
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
These ruins are all that remain of the general store in the ghost town of Eastville.
I’m a bit confused about this structure, which records date to 1919. Post office records indicate the office in this community only operated from 1893-1902. Records are often incorrect, though, and I hope to learn more.
Jefferson Street, facing west
Jefferson Street, facing east
Railroad Street, facing east
Railroad Street, facing west
Statham Historic District, National Register of Historic Places