Moring’s was the retail center of Soperton for many years and would have sold a little bit of everything, in an era before big box stores.
I can’t seem to locate these buildings on a search of Soperton today, but I’m sure they were downtown. If anyone knows, please let me know.
I believe this business is closed now; this image is from the archives, circa 2013.
This historic barn is located next to the community hall in Orianna.
Sometimes a mailbox just gets your attention. This is one of those mailboxes. And there was a nice garden being tended in the background.
This house has three front doors, suggesting it was likely a tenant property.
This was may have been part of the Soperton Naval Stores operations.
This has the appearance of an old store, but it may have been converted into a home.
This tobacco barn has been put into use beyond its original purpose. The photo dates to 2010.
The Orianna Baptist Church was established around 1903. In his excellent, Pieces of Our Past*, Scott Thompson writes: The Baptist Church, through its trustees J.M. Hattaway and J.A. Curry, acquired its first church property from P.M. Johnson on August 21, 1903.
*- Though Scott’s blog is focused on Laurens County history, Orianna is located on the Laurens/Treuten line. The Baptist Church, like the community hall, is located on the Treutlen side.