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Ellaville in Schley County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gill Drug Company

Ellaville History Wall

 
 
Gill Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
1. Gill Drug Company Marker
Inscription.  Gill Drug Company was a consolidation of Jordan Drug Store and Wilson Drug Company. Jordan Drug Store was established In 1900 on the NE corner of Broad and Oglethorpe Streets. In 1932 Clark Gill and Paul Gill purchased the business from Mr. E. Roney Jordan and Dr. John Randolph Jordan Sr., who asked that they retain the Jordan name. In 1935 Clark sold his interest to Paul, who then purchased Wilson Drug Company in 1961 and consolidated the two pharmacies into the Wilson storefront, which is the present location of Gill Drug Company. The store was originally Bridges and Dixon Druggist as shown above. At one time it was Bridges & Hogg's Drug Store. Then Dr. Benjamin Lindslay Bridges and Dr. Thomas Watson Wilson operated the Bridges and Wilson Drug Store until Dr. Wilson bought out Dr. Bridges and renamed it Wilson Drug Company. For a few years the store was the Wilson-Sullins Drug Company. Commissioned by Paula Gill Williams in memory of her father, Paul Leon Gill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 32° 14.251′ N, 84° 
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18.439′ W. Marker is in Ellaville, Georgia, in Schley County. Marker is on South Wilson Street just south of Oglethorpe Street (Georgia Route 26), on the right when traveling south. Marker and mural are located on the Ellaville History Wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 South Wilson Street, Ellaville GA 31806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bank of Ellaville (here, next to this marker); Suwannee Store (here, next to this marker); Schley County Jail (here, next to this marker); Burton House (here, next to this marker); The Peacock Hotel (here, next to this marker); Ellaville High School • Schley County High School (a few steps from this marker); Ellaville High School (a few steps from this marker); The Ellaville Depot (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellaville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ellaville History Wall
 
Gill Drug Company Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
2. Gill Drug Company Mural
Gill Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
3. Gill Drug Company Marker
Ellaville History Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 7, 2021
4. Ellaville History Wall
Marker is #4 - from the left – of 12.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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