McArthur’s Store, Long Pond

Tarrel Clark writes: Mr. Bruce McArthur ran this store as long as I can remember. I don’t know if Peter Johnson owned the building or bought it after Mr. Bruce died. I traded many coke bottles for candy in that store. I bought my first cigar from Mr. Bruce when I was 13 years old.


Walter C. Johnson adds: Peter Johnson was my great-grandfather. The store was owned and operated by his son-in-law, Bruce McArthur. When we kids were visiting from Florida, a highlight of the trip was going to Uncle Bruce’s store for a Coke and peanuts.

9 thoughts on “McArthur’s Store, Long Pond

  1. Grace Berner Hartdegen

    I know my Conner and Ryals ancestors lived at Long Pond during some time period after the American Revolution, and that they claimed land in the GA Land Lottery of 1802. I also know they lived in the Dead River Community, were members of the Dead River Church there, and that many were buried in the Dead River Cemetery. Is there anybody out there who would fill me in on their places of habitation and the dates thereof?
    I’d truly appreciate anything any of you can send to me.

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  2. Elizabeth

    I am a great-great-great-granddaughter of Peter Johnson. The Johnson family still owns this piece of property along with the Peter Johnson House.

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    1. Tammy C Williams

      I am a 5th great grandchild of Peter Johnson (from Scotland)…Elizabeth Johnson Morrison’s father………..Nice to “meet” you!

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  3. Walt McBride

    My grandfather, T. C. McArthur, lived in Longpond, Do you know the origin of the name “Long Pond?” I am told it was once named McBride Ga and had a U S Post Office.

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  4. Walter C. Johnson

    Peter Johnson was my great-grandfather. The store was owned and operated by his son-in-law, Bruce McArthur. When we kids were visiting from Flordia, a highlight of the trip was going to Uncle Bruce’s store for a Coke and peanuts.

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  5. Tarrel Clark

    Mr. Bruce McArthur ran this store as long as I can remember. I don.t know if Peter Johnson owned the building or bought it after Mr. Bruce died. I traded many coke bottles for candy in that store. I bought my first cigar from Mr. Bruce when I was 13 years old.

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    1. drtrd Post author

      Thanks for the information, Tarrel. I was told by a local man that it was known as Peter Johnson’s store, but your information seems to be an update of that. Thanks!

      Reply

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