Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Luther David Wise and Edwin Timmerman built Williams Warehouse, originally called Timmerman and Wise Warehouse, in 1896. Frank Forth Timmerman, Edwin’s son, also assisted with the efforts. The warehouse handled seed, fertilizers, cotton and bricks.
From 1926 to 1939, Frank Forth Timmerman and Oscar Williams Sr. were owners and the name of the warehouse changed to Timmerman and Williams Warehouse. Following the death of Mr. Timmerman in 1939, Mrs. Timmerman retained half ownership until 1941 when Mr. Williams became sole owner.
In 1952, two of Mr. Williams’ sons, George Frank Sr. and Oscar Albert, Jr. became partners and owners of Plains Cotton Warehouse.
In 1980, George Frank Sr. and Oscar Albert Jr. took into business their sons: George Frank Jr., John Oscar, Oscar Albert III, and Larry.
Today the warehouse deals more widely with peanuts and fertilizer.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 32° 1.997′ N, 84° 23.552′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Bond Street, Plains GA 31780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carter Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Carter Peanut Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Days (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Walters Grocery Company (within shouting distance of this marker); M and M Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains Inn and Antique Mall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plains Honors Her Own Jimmy Carter (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
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