Tag Archives: North Georgia Post Offices

Scruggsville Post Office, Circa 1887, Mitchell

Before the establishment of Mitchell, the nearest community was Scruggsville. In 1887, its post office was moved to be near the newly laid tracks of the Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad and its name changed to honor its president, Robert Mitchell. The town was incorporated in 1896.

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Filed under --GLASCOCK COUNTY GA--, Mitchell GA

Ayers-Little Boarding House, Circa 1840 & 1885, Carnesville

The first part of this house was built circa 1840 as a residence and tavern and in 1860 was purchased by Jeremiah Ayers. He joined the original part of the house and  an adjacent post office with a breezeway. Ayers was a merchant and tanner and upon his death in 1885 his widow Louisa and their daughter Lizzie began taking in boarders to help support themselves. They lived in the basement and rented the upper rooms. Lizzie married Robert Little in 1901. They raised their children here and continued to take in boarders. Around 1930 they renovated and slightly expanded the boarding house and opened a coffee shop in the dining room. After Mr. Little’s death in 1943, Lizzie continued operating the business. In 1949, she became editor of the Carnesville Herald. She died in 1963.

National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Carnesville GA

Old Post Office, Royston

This was most likely built to serve a commercial purpose and became the post office later. Many original elements have been retained but the loss of the windows and fanlights on the first floor is very unfortunate.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Royston GA

Warrenton Post Office, 1938

This New Deal post office is still in use. Louis A. Simon was the supervising architect.

Warrenton Downtown Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --WARREN COUNTY GA--, Warrenton GA

Boyer Brothers’ Store & Post Office, Circa 1900, Linton

In its busiest days, Linton supported this and two other stores, including the Trawick and Harrison stores. The shed porch was added to the front circa 1930. The Linton Post Office was located within this store.

Linton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --HANCOCK COUNTY GA--, Linton GA

Post Office, Woodland

When I photographed in Woodland there were Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) nesting in front of the post office and flying all around 1st Street.

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Filed under --TALBOT COUNTY GA--, Woodville GA

Historic Storefronts, Moreland

While photographing Moreland, we had the good luck of running into Carol Chancey. Carol, a member of the Moreland Cultural Arts Association, is very enthusiastic about the history of this place. We talked a lot about Lewis Grizzard and Erskine Caldwell and plans for preserving what is left of Moreland. She also identified the buildings seen here. Besides the Cureton & Cole store on the left, she notes that the middle building was a doctor’s office and the one on the right was the old post office.

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Filed under --COWETA COUNTY GA--, Moreland GA