Category Archives: Elko GA

Unidentified Warehouse, Elko

This building, at the edge of Elko, has always been a mystery to me. It obviously serves a storage purpose today, but the arrangement of the doors suggest it was originally a warehouse of some kind. It’s not near the railroad track, but some have suggested they thought it was a depot. I hope to update soon.


Unidentified Vernacular Building, Elko


This may have been a commissary or office building. I believe it had a commercial use.

General Store & Post Office, Elko


Mike Stokes writes: This abandoned store was the general store and post office in Elko for many, many years. It was served as the post office until the early 1990’s when the new post office was built across Elko Road.

Elko Baptist Church, Houston County


Elko Baptist was organized in 1890. I believe the church building is contemporary to that date but I haven’t been able to locate a history.

Elko United Methodist Church, Circa 1910, Houston County


This church grew from the congregation of nearby Hickory Grove Methodist, and is thought to have been organized in 1892. This structure was built around 1910-11 after the first was struck by lightning.