Tag Archives: North Georgia Landmarks

Lester Tritt House, Suches

This home was built by Lester Tritt when he moved the store  across the road (now known as W. C. Gurley) from its original location.

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

Neoclassical House, Lula

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Filed under --HALL COUNTY GA--, Bellton GA, Lula GA

Uncle Tom’s Place, Baldwin County

 

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Filed under --BALDWIN COUNTY GA--

Montpelier United Methodist Church, Baldwin County

Montpelier is the oldest congregation in Baldwin County. I’m unsure as to the date of construction of the present church, but records of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist church indicate (in a document from 1972) that the structure was built before 1843. That appears to be a good possibility. Slaves attended the church with their owners in the antebellum era. The historical marker placed by the Georgia Historical Commission in 1996 gives more insight to the history of the community than it does the church itself: This church is named Montpelier after Fort Montpelier of 1794, 1/2 mi. below here down the Oconee. This fort and others were built during the Creek Indian troubles. Captain Jonas Fouche was ordered to guard the Georgia frontier from the mouth of the Tugaloo to Fort Fidius on the Oconee. 200 militia cavalry and infantry raised under Governor Telfair were placed under the command of Major Gaither, Federal commandant. A note on Fouche’s map reads: “As it is 40 mi .from Fort Twiggs to Mount Pelah where Maj. Gaither laid in garrison, it is recommended that a public station might be created by the Government (at Cedar Shoals)´

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Filed under --BALDWIN COUNTY GA--

Stephens Grocery, Milledgeville

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Filed under --BALDWIN COUNTY GA--, Milledgeville GA

General Store, Devereux

Devereux was planned as a suburb of Sparta though it never materialized in the way its planners had hoped. This was likely the main business in town, located across from the railroad tracks.

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Filed under --HANCOCK COUNTY GA--, Devereux GA

Craftsman House, Devereux

 

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Filed under --HANCOCK COUNTY GA--, Devereux GA