Category Archives: Greshamville GA

General Store, Greshamville

This iconic general store was most likely built in the 19th century, probably soon after the Civil War; it could be antebellum but I haven’t learned enough about the area to make that connection. It features handmade bricks and an architecture rarely seen today. Though its roof is in ruins, the frame of the structure still seems salvageable.

Update: As of late 2019, most of this structure has collapsed.


Fork Chapel United Methodist Church, 1915, Greshamville

Organized by the Crawford and Wingfield families at the end of the Civil War, Fork (originally Forks) Chapel derives its name from its location between two rivers, the Apalachee and the Oconee. The first church was built soon after organization and was replaced by the present structure in 1915.

Greshamville Mall, 1978, Greene County

Though it’s been closed for a few years now, the Greshamville Mall is still a landmark for travelers in the area. While the name was a bit tongue-in-cheek, it was the closest thing the tiny hamlet of Greshamville had to a one-stop shopping center. It was built by the late Pete Yearwood, a World War II veteran who ran a dairy, had chicken houses and sold real estate. He sold the business in the mid-1980s.