W. S. Miller Merchandise, Millerville

This is one of the most important vernacular landmarks in Screven County, no doubt maintained for generations by the builder’s descendants and those with a keen interest in local history. Amazingly there are similar resources nearby. It represents a time when small farm communities were dependent on nearby stores for basic items. It likely dates to the 1920s or 1930s, when many families still didn’t own automobiles and did not have the luxury of time to travel to larger towns. Such resources, in original condition like this one, are increasingly rare today.

Wes Krulic notes that his grandfather, Richardson Sealy Parker, operated the store before the Miller family purchased it circa 1925. It may have been owned by Augustus Milton Arnold, prior to 1925, per Cail Collins.

4 thoughts on “W. S. Miller Merchandise, Millerville

  1. Jackie

    I look forward to getting these emails. I am relatively new to Georgia (22 years). I am also somewhat of a history buff and these provide information that I would never get anywhere else. Thank you for all the work involved and getting correct information and great photos.

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  2. jERRYKIEFER

    Living in Scarboro in Jenkins county, I would pass by from time to time. Years back there was a gravity fed gas pump in front. One day it disappeared.

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  3. Debbie

    Miller Merchandise is a wonderful photo. I can imagine local people stopping by to chat with friends and discussing farming, the weather and prices at the WS Miller building.

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