Turner’s Store, Four Points

This general/grocery store once also had gasoline pumps out front and would have been an essential stop for farmers and others in this section of southern Jenkins County.

Dottie Leatherwood, who has been a friend of Vanishing Georgia for a long time, writes: My grandfather, R.L. “Boss” Turner, owned that little country store from the 20s until, I think the 60s. I have his ledger books from the 20s and 30s. So interesting. I think the original building burned and they rebuilt. My grandparents lived across from the Elam Baptist church… I have so many fond memories of Four Points and wandering all over the fields and woods as a child.Betty Bennett ran the store during the 80s-90s. I’m not sure who ran it during the 70s but it was open because I remember going there as a child.

6 thoughts on “Turner’s Store, Four Points

  1. Lamar Sanders

    Brian, it is amazing how many places you photograph that I have seen or still see. I used to go by this intersection every 3 weeks, checking small drainage area stream gage and rain gage stations for the U. S. Geological Survey, Thank you so much for the memories. I love old Garfield too.

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      1. Lamar Sanders

        God bless you, Brian! I think the state of Georgia should buy all your photographs as a historical record of Georgia. Think what they would be worth 100 or 200 years from now.

  2. Dottie T Leatherwood

    My grandfather, R.L. “Boss” Turner, owned that little country store from the 20s until, I think the 60s. I have his ledger books from the 20s and 30s. So interesting. I think the original building burned and they rebuilt. My grandparents lived across from the Elam Baptist church… I have so many fond memories of Four Points and wandering all over the fields and woods as a child.

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    1. Brian Brown Post author

      That’s wonderful, Dottie. I will add this information to the post as soon as possible. I will change it to Turner’s Store, if that works. It’s a wonderful area. Thank you.

      Reply

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