Tag Archives: North Georgia Signs

Callier’s Store, Po Biddy Crossroads

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!”.

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W. T. Bickers Store, Greene County

This is a wonderful example of the most common rural store type of early 20th century Georgia.

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Shade Tree Bait Shop, Greensboro

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Stone Veneer Storefront, Good Hope

I believe this stone-sided building was once a store. The sign lets you know you’re in the right place.

 

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Filed under --WALTON COUNTY GA--, Good Hope GA

B. C. Wilcher General Merchandise, Mitchell

This is an amazingly well-preserved general store, like most of the commercial structures in the historic area of Michell. I’m really surprised the whole downtown isn’t on the National Register of Historic Places. It should be.

 

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Grocery Store & Service Station, Mitchell

This was last home to a grocery store and an Amoco service station.

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Black’s Grocery, Edge Hill

Edge Hill (Edgehill) is the smallest incorporated city in Georgia, with just 24 residents recorded in the 2010 census.

 

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