Category Archives: Meansville GA

Gable Front House, Meansville

Houses of this type were among the most abundant in Georgia in the early part of the 20th century.

Nebo Cemetery, Meansville

I haven’t been able to locate a history of Nebo Cemetery, located on a steep hillside near Meansville, but it features several notable vernacular headstones and many unmarked graves. The earliest known burials date to the 1930s.

(King, first name unknown, but beginning with the letter “C” – birth date unknown, died July 1960?)

This is an interesting memorial, which incorporates a plastic cross into a simple concrete stone.

(decedent and birth and death dates unknown)

This unknown burial is marked with a repurposed section of architectural concrete. It’s an interesting usage and the first I’ve seen of this type.

(Jay Smith – 24 December 1894 – 9 April 1975)

This is a style of headstone I’ve encountered in several rural cemeteries. Some have flowers in the tympanum [like this one] and others have had doves.

(Joe Louis Flemister – 21 March 1937 – 3 August 1983)

Baptist Church, Meansville

This was the old location of the Meansville Baptist Church. It’s on the edge of town and was apparently last used as a private residence.

Atlanta & Florida Railroad Depot, 1888, Meansville

Railroad service was discontinued in Meansville in 1977. Today, this restored depot serves as Meansville City Hall.

Meansville Calaboose

Meansville’s old jail is located next to the fire station. These small “holding jails”, or calabooses as they are properly known, are increasingly uncommon today.

Abandoned Bank, Meansville

Built as a bank, this abandoned structure was more recently home to Cochran’s Grocery.

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Single-Pen Tenant House, Meansville

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