Books of Emanuel County History
Pine Log Echoes, Volumes 1 and 2 : 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. The 600 + page hardback volumes are filled with never-before-seen photos, some genealogy, and stories of family hardships from as early as 1790, when people first started moving into this area. The books are $65 each.
Emanuel Farm Company and the Community of Smithton/ Blundale (Emanuel Farm Co. before Blundale Farm Co.) 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, a History of Railroads in Emanuel County 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.
Footprints Along the Hoopee, Vol. 2, by James Dorsey is $40.00.
A History of Montgomery by James Dorsey is $22.00
Kite and the Kights by Dorothy Kight Murray, is $22.00. A limited number is available.
Emanuel County celebrated its bicentennial in 2012. ECHPS still has a few beautiful Christmas ornaments commemorating this historic occasion. The ornaments are available at the Farm and Home Museum or at Main Street Market for the reduced price of $5.00 each.
Available only at the Museum are Col. Ed Schwabe, Jr. maps with descriptions. The maps are $10 each.
- 1866 Emanuel County
- Sherman’s March Through Emanuel County
- Early Montgomery 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 blue, and in dinner and salad plate sizes. The Transylvania Club of Sandersville, GA is the sponsor for these plates.
ECHPS is a 501(c) non-profit organization.