Tag Archives: North Georgia Signs

General Store, Sandy Cross

This country grocery/general store has most recently been known as Betty’s Place. When looking for Sandy Cross on a map, you might be surprised that there are several crossroads with this name in Northeast Georgia alone.

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Weatherly Building, 1947, Royston

This modern storefront is presently home to the Royston Drug Store, which has been in business since 1913. I’m unsure when they moved into this building. It was built by or for C. N. Weatherly, as identified on the column.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Joe T. Cunningham Furniture Company, Royston

Cunningham Furniture was originally located just down the street, in the Dorough Building (Carter’s Hardware) but moved here before 1930. Joe Cunningham was a friend of Ty Cobbs and was not only a furniture retailer but also a craftsman. He made bats for Ty Cobb.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Hughey’s Certified Welding Sign, Oglethorpe County

This is one of the neatest signs I’ve ever seen in Georgia and it’s a well-known local landmark.  It’s reminiscent of the days when business owners often employed three-dimensional images to advertise their businesses, so even the illiterate would know what they were offering.

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Wilkes Memorial Church of God In Christ, Warrenton

This is such a photogenic church with the Holiness Unto the Lord sign emblazoned across the front. I spoke with a very nice gentleman who was either the pastor or a deacon who noted that it was originally home to a white congregation, built in the 1890s or early 1900s, and became Wilkes Memorial in the early 1950s.

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

Red Elephant, Gainesville

This is well-known around Gainesville as a rental sign. Gainesville High School’s sports teams are known as the Red Elephants, a moniker they’ve had since the 1920s. They are the only high school in the country with this mascot.

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Uncle Tom’s Place, Baldwin County

 

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