Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Tenants from this farm and neighboring farms came here to purchase a wide range of household supplies many no doubt relying on credit advanced by Mr. Ira so its crossroads location near to the main house was ideal. In its heyday, this commissary and especially its front porch would have been a gathering place for families on the farm after working hours. The building was constructed in two parts; the back half is the older and it must have proved too small. The interior is remarkable for its completeness, with its long counters, glass cases, and well-stocked floor-to-ceiling shelves. An old kerosene pump still stands on the front porch.
The clapboard siding on this wooden frame building still retains traces of whitewash a reminder that Mr. Ira named his place 'White City Farm' and whitewashed many, if not all his buildings. This building once stood about 30 feet closer to the main house but was moved back towards the Blacksmith's Shop when Ethridge Road was realigned in the 1950s. The side facing the Blacksmith's now has a picturesque display of rusting bits of farm equipment. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical Agriculture • Architecture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 34° 3.799′ N, 83° 35.267′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Etheridge Road just south of Johnson Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the southeast corner of the subject building, just to the right of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2355 Etheridge Road, Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith's Shop and Carpenter's Shop (a few steps from this marker); Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Gristmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Mule Barn, Yard and Cribs (within shouting distance of this marker); Tractor Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheat House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gin Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
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