Abandoned General Store, Akins

On 24 August 2022, Edwin Akins writes: Today is another sad day in the Akins Community, as the old country store located at the corner of Arcola Road and Mud Road is to be demolished. The store has been vacant for a number of years and has deteriorated to the point of no return. The current owner, Dennis Akins, G Grandson of John B. Akins, is in the process of clearing the lot so that someone can come in and demolish the building.
This store was constructed for my Aunt Wilma, (Aug 06, 1921-Mar 02, 1953), the youngest child of John B. Akins. She and husband, Rabun Strickland, operated the store until her death, then it was purchased and operated by her brother, Elijah and Wife, Mattie Lizzie (Futch) Akins. My Aunt Mattie then operated the store for years until her health did not permit. I have many fond memories of sitting in the swing under the front porch listening to the older folks talk. A favorite place to be when picking tobacco and needing an R C Cola and a Moon Pie for the morning break.

2 thoughts on “Abandoned General Store, Akins

  1. Edwin Akins

    Today is another sad day in the Akins Community, as the old country store located at the corner of Arcola Road and Mud Road is to be demolished. The store has been vacant for a number of years and has deteriorated to the point of no return. The current owner, Dennis Akins, G Grandson of John B. Akins, is in the process of clearing the lot so that someone can come in and demolish the building.
    This store was constructed for my Aunt Wilma, (Aug 06, 1921-Mar 02, 1953), the youngest child of John B. Akins. She and husband, Rabun Strickland, operated the store until her death, then it was purchased and operated by her brother, Elijah and Wife, Mattie Lizzie (Futch) Akins. My Aunt Mattie then operated the store for years until her health did not permit. I have many fond memories of sitting in the swing under the front porch listening to the older folks talk. A favorite place to be when picking tobacco and needing an R C Cola and a Moon Pie for the morning break.

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  2. Edwin

    Born and raised in Akins, Ga. My grandfather bought 1,200 acres in 1908 from the Groover family, eventually adding more acreage for 2,100 acres. Had four sons and gave each one a corner at Arcola Road and Mud Road. Still owned by Akins descendants. Property passed down to now the 4th and 5th generation.

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