Books of Emanuel County History
Pine Log Echoes Vol. 1 and 2 are $65 at Main Street Market. This work is the result of board member Mary Ann Smith’s dream of having a history of our county as told by descendants of the original settlers. Volume 3 is being written at present. The 600 + page hardback volumes are filled with never-before-seen photos, stories of family hardships from as early as 1790, when people first started moving into this area, and some genealogy.
Smithton/Blundale is a smaller book, costing $25. It is the history of a 32,000 acre farm/timberland in the area of present-day Blundale. Preston Ahearn of California came to find his roots, and this is his story, with research of the area by board members Missy Elder and Mary Ann Smith.
Tramlines to Longleaf Pines is also a smaller book, costing $25. It is a complete history of our longleaf pines and the railroads that came to harvest them in the late 1800s. It is a result of research by Missy Elder, Mary Ann Smith, and a railroad enthusiast from California, Steve Flanigan, who has since given the Society his collection of Wadley Southern Railway items. These items will be on display at the museum.
Images of America: Emanuel County is a 1998 publication by the Historic Society. Costing $22.00, it consists of photos and their descriptions from families in the county.
Official Historical Plates for the State of Georgia
Official Historical Plates for the State of Georgia can be purchased at Main Street Market, 215 W. Main Street, Swainsboro, Georgia.
Our prices are $55 for dinner plates and $45 for salad plates.
In 1974, the Georgia legislature declared them the official historical plates of Georgia. Manufactured in England by Wedgewood, they are in pink and mulberry, and in dinner and salad plate sizes. The Transylvania Club of Sandersville, GA is the sponsor for these plates.
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