Jersey in Walton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bank of Jersey
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 33° 43.056′ N, 83° 47.999′ W. Marker is in Jersey, Georgia, in Walton County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Stargel Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Main St, Jersey GA 30018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centreville (within shouting distance of this marker); Social Circle (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memory of Emma Sansom (approx. 6.3 miles away); Hightower Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Church Bell (approx. 6.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 6.4 miles away); Seven Governors Have Lived In Walton County (approx. 7.2 miles away); James Monroe (approx. 7.2 miles away).
Regarding Bank of Jersey. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
In terms of commerce, the building is significant as the home of Jersey's only bank and one of its most important commercial establishments which operated from 1904 to 1931. The bank served the local farmers and planters at a time before automobiles made the larger neighboring communities more accessible. It was organized by Josiah Blasingame, Sr., a locally prominent landholder and businessman who served as Jersey's first postmaster and later its first mayor. It is relatively unusual in Georgia for such a small community as Jersey to have its own local bank. The bank failed in 1931, during the Depression, and the building was used for storage until 1981.
Also see . . . Bank of Jersey (PDF). National Register nomination submitted for the building, which was listed in 2004. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.