Tag Archives: North Georgia General Stores

E. W. Johnson’s Store, Lineville

I had a nice conversation and a tour of this old grocery/general store with the gentleman who farms the adjacent property.

He noted that it was formally known as E. W. Johnson’s Store, but that he never knew Mr. Johnson. He says his wife, Lucy, ran the store and was well-known in the community.


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Filed under --TALIAFERRO COUNTY GA--, Lineville GA

W. C. Gurley’s Store, Suches


Though not in Suches proper, this store is nearby and has a Suches address. It’s now home to the Wildcat Country Store & Diner.

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Filed under --UNION COUNTY GA--, Suches GA

Cherry Log, Georgia


I’m not sure what this structure once was, but it appears to have been a general store.

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Filed under --GILMER COUNTY GA--, Cherry Log GA

General Store, Nimblewill


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Filed under --LUMPKIN COUNTY GA--, Nimblewill GA

Auraria, Georgia


As the Georgia Historical Commission marker notes: Auraria, (Gold), in 1832 the scene of Georgia’s first gold rush, was named by John C. Calhoun, owner of a nearby mine worked by Calhoun slaves. Auraria and Dahlonega were the two real gold towns in the U.S. before 1849. Between 1829 and 1839 about $20,000,000 in gold was mined in Georgia’s Cherokee country. From Auraria in 1858 the “Russel boys”, led by Green Russell, went west and established another Auraria near the mouth of Cherry Creek that later became Denver Colo. Green Russell uncovered a fabulous lode called Russell Gulch near which was built Central City, Colo., “richest square mile on earth.”

As to the Calhoun Mine, it was indeed owned by the John C. Calhoun, seventh Vice President of the United States.

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Filed under --LUMPKIN COUNTY GA--, Auraria GA

Woody’s Store, Auraria


The iconic Woody’s Store, closed since the 1980s, is one of the most photographed landmarks in North Georgia. Please do not park in the driveways of the property, however, as a private residence shares the property.

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Filed under --LUMPKIN COUNTY GA--, Auraria GA

General Store, Clermont


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Filed under --HALL COUNTY GA--, Clermont GA