Emma Gale writes: My ancestors (The Andrews), founded this Church circa 1865-1867. Originally they were up in Rumph Island, about 10 miles, headed toward Mt. Pleasant. The church and a school was started in the home of my Uncle Dock. My Grand-Uncle (Dock Andrews), and other relatives once owned Bull Island (at the end of this Road), that the Church is on, and much of the property down this Road. My Grand uncle (Rev. Alex Anderson), brother to my Maternal Grandmother, once pastored First African Missionary Baptist (Everett).
Donna Lowery Murphy writes: I was born about 20 miles away but we lived in Everett City. Mrs. Lottie’s store was right down the road from my house. Mrs. Lottie was a very large lady and also large as life. She sat in a rocker and ran the cash register. Her husband was tall and skinny. She did a good business because she was the store on the way to the river which was just 3 miles away., so she had lots of fisherman and campers shopping there.
Anthony Gray: I can remember shopping in Lottie’s store as a kid, her sitting in a recliner while operating the cash register.
The Altamaha Regional Park began as a fish camp and has grown into a public facility that is well-known to area sportsmen, offering a general store, dock, and campsites and rental cabins.
Several of the older cabins remain on the property, as well as mobile homes.
The South Altamaha Flathead Association was a fishing club that met here at one time. I’m not sure they’re still active.
The fishing is good here, though.
I made this aerial photograph of the park on an assignment with veteran pilot Frank Lee and photographer Mike McCall.
This Pratt/through-truss swing bridge was constructed, likely in the 1930s, by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
The bridge was abandoned by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in the 1980s.
In the heyday of passenger trains, it carried the Orange Blossom Special and other legendary passenger cars over the Altamaha River.
It’s a popular landmark for boaters traveling down the Altamaha to the coast.