Category Archives: Everett GA

Russaw Temple, Circa 1940, Everett

Abandoned House, Everett

Shiloh Baptist Church, Circa 1960, Everett

First African Missionary Baptist Church, Everett

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).

Mrs. Lottie’s General Store, 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.

Altamaha River Park, Everett

I made this aerial photograph on a recent trip with veteran pilot Frank Lee and photographer Mike McCall.

Altamaha River Park General Store, Everett

Altamaha River Swing Bridge, Everett

Abandoned by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in the 1980s, the trestle/swing bridge seen here dates to the days of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and in the heyday of passenger trains, carried the Orange Blossom Special and other legendary passenger cars. It’s the most prominent landmark at the Altamaha River Park.


The bridge is also a popular landmark for boaters traveling down the Altamaha to the coast.

Altamaha Fisherman, Everett

Altamaha River Park Boardwalk, Everett

This well-maintained boardwalk stands 5-8 feet over bottomland forest before leading to a great view of the Altamaha River and the abandoned railroad trestle and swing bridge.