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W. E. Johnson’s Sweet Potato & Curing Storage, Georgia

Roopville, Carroll County

South of Carrollton and near Roopville is this landmark. If you’re like me, you may not know what curing sweet potatoes means. Sweet potatoes become sweeter because the starch converts to sugars. This process takes approximately two to three weeks. The time can be shortened to less than a week if the potatoes can be stored at 85F.

Glass Grave House, Georgia

Whitesburg, Carroll County

Grave houses, also known as grave shelters, are a Southern burial practice that likely began in the Appalachian Mountains. Like mortsafes, they served a similar purpose to protect the grave from robbers. It also helped protect the burial site from the elements. Most grave houses have disappeared over the years due to the elements eventually deteriorating the wood.

This is the final resting place of Nannie Lambert Glass, who died in 1899, in Whitesburg City Cemetery.