Wrightsville in Johnson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 1905.
Location. 32° 43.776′ N, 82° 42.973′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Georgia, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elm Street (U.S. 319) and North State Street, on the right when traveling west on East Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville GA 31096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The March to the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colby Smith (approx. 8.4 miles away); Claxton Historic Burial Site (approx. 10.9 miles away); Irwin’s Crossroad (approx. 11.8 miles away); Old Historic City Hall (approx. 12.1 miles away); Kite Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
Regarding Grice Inn.
The Grice Inn, built 1905, is an unusual example of vernacular architecture whose form is unique to Middle Georgia and contains stylistic elements unprecedented in the state. It is a landmark to the community of Wrightsville, having played a significant role in the development of this small rural town during the period of its greatest growth. J. R. Grice, a local farmer and carpenter, built the structure as a home for his family and as an inn. For twenty years it served as a town social center where students boarded, couples or senior citizens rented rooms, and townspeople took their meals. Located near the railroad station, it was conveniently placed for hotel traffic.
Also see . . . Grice Inn (PDF). National Register nomination for the building, which was listed in 1978. (National Archives) (Submitted on May 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.