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Train Depot, Buena Vista, GA, ca 1930.  Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia




Tazewell Courthouse, built in 1848 for $1,637.00.  It was built to replace the first courthouse in Horry, which was built in 1839 and burned in 1845.  The County seat

was relocated in 1850 to Buena Vista (then called Pea Ridge) from Tazewell, and the courthouse in Buena Vista was built.

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Emerson.





Blair Parker's Store, Buena Vista GA, 1920-1930's.  I am guessing from the dress of the women it may be before that, perhaps 1900-1919. 

Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia.



Interior of Dry Goods Store, Buena Vista, ca 1930.  I suspect the photo is earlier than that based on the dresses, perhaps about 1910's.

Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia.


Interior of Dry Good Stores in Buena Vista, GA, ca 1920's.

Photo courtesy of Vanishing Georgia



Stevens Plantation Home,  Photo from Gloria S. Corales

(Sumbitted by Judith Gresham )This was written on the back of the picture.

Home of Attalissa Sparks and Hampton Stevens. They married in Putnam County Georgia in 1820. 1828 they moved to Harris County, Georgia. In 1848 they moved to Marion County, Georgia. This home was built during the 1850's, It burned in about 1912.

From Judy: Hampton and Attalissa were married 19 January 1829. They gave this home to their son Putnam Sparks Stevens and his wife Louisa Josephine Hurt Stevens after their marriage in 1857. Sometime after the 1860 Marion county census Hampton and Attalissa moved to Randolph County, GA. They are buried at Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Shellman, GA. Putnam and Josephine lived here until their deaths in 1913 and 1914 respectively. Their son Robert W. Stevens inherited the home and it burned to the ground. Robert and his wife rebuilt the home to its exact specifications and that home also burned a few years later. The original Plantation was called "Peachtree". The small town of Putnam, GA was named for Putnam Sparks Stevens as he gave the land to the railroad for the Depot.

Gloria S. Corales graciously contributed this photo. This plantation was located in Marion county, almost on the Schley county line.


 Morgan Towne House Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast of Buena Vista was the home built for Dr W. A. Drane.  The attractive building is at 108 North Church Street at Fourth Avenue in Buena Vista.  This house was also the childhood home of Ernest Stevens and was referred to as the Stevens House.  Bob Swearingen boarded in the front upstairs bedroom to go to High School in Buena Vista due to a lack of transportation from Tazewell. "A History of Marion County, Georgia Motherland to Many" by Rena Cobb.

Submitted by Pat Lowe:
I believe this was the home of Ernest Chappell Stevens and Ann Ansley Allison, dau of Charles Aaron Allison and Sophronia Ansley. I don't know any more about his parents/siblings etc. (See bio under Allison/Stevens family)

Short-Stevens Home, Crawford St, Buena Vista GA.


Lummus Cotton Gins, Juniper, Georgia, 1896




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