Category Archives: Dudley GA

T. C. Bobbit Store, Dudley

T. C. Bobbitt was a very successful entrepreneur in Dudley, who expanded his grocery business to include dry goods and furniture.

Mr. Bobbitt, who worked in the grocery business for an amazing seventy-four years, started out circa 1914, working for T. J. Gilbert, before going into business for himself in 1927.

This store remained open until 1986.


Centennial Mural, 2002, Dudley

Dudley, originally known as Elsie, was settled around 1891 when the Macon, Dublin, & Savannah Railroad ran a line through the area. It was named for railroad president and future United States Senator Dudley Mays Hughes and formally incorporated in 1902. This mural was commissioned to celebrate the community’s centennial.

Jesus Is Coming Soon, Dudley

This sign is a landmark in Dudley and if you’ve ever traveled through the town, you’ve inevitably seen it. Kathy Hogan Henderson writes: This is located at the intersection of US 80 & GA 338. The station/store beside it was the old bus station. There was a house behind it that had and ice cooler, where you could purchase large blocks of ice.