Tag Archives: Oglethorpe County

Maxeys Country Store, Georgia

Maxeys, Oglethorpe County

This building used to sit at the center of town in Maxeys, Georgia. Unfortunately, it burned a few months after I took this photo. The Winkles, the couple who ran the store, lived in the back. Mr. Winkle, a former mayor of the town, lost his life battling the fire which happened in January 2021.

A. J. Gillen Department Store, Georgia

Maxeys, Oglethorpe County

Built in 1908, the AJ Gillen Department Store was known as Macy’s of the South. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Maxeys, but there was a movement towards restoration. In 2018, it was listed as a Place in PPeril by the Georgia Trust. It’s a lovely building with superb detailing.

Amis-Elder House, Georgia

Crawford, Oglethorpe County

Built around 1805, the Amis-Elder house is a plantation plain house that sits in rural Oglethorpe County. It is one of the oldest homes in the county. the Amis family owned the home until 1867 when it was sold to the Alcock-Elder family.

It was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.