Located on a very long dirt road in south Laurens County is this commissary. It was likely tied to the turpentine industry.
Clayton and Katie Dudley moved to Dublin from Cordele in the late 1800s. They started several businesses that provided goods and services to the Black community. This building started as a grocery store run by the family. Later they began the funeral home in this space as the C. D. Dudley & Son, Undertakers & Embalmers in 1922.
Located on the edge of Zebulon is this juke joint. Despite the rules written on the “bathroom,” it looks like a good time could still be had. Based on Google street view photos, there seem to be efforts to clean up the area. It was once overgrown with bushes and other growth.
Thank you to Brian Brown for showing me this great spot.