Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Crawfordsville, Georgia 1910 Postcard

Incorporated in 1878, Crawfordsville was named for U.S. Senator William H Crawford. Its population in 2000 was 572. I don’t know its population in 1910 when the postcard was postmarked. I find it interesting that the card was mailed to a small town that was only five miles away. There are some things that you can’t make out from the scan. The sign on the top of the first building on the right says Bank of Crawfordsville. The next sign just above where the people are standing says Melton’s Pharmacy. Next to it says Dry Goods, Millinery, Clothing, & Shoes. The domed building on the far left is the Taliaferro County Courthouse. It must be a beautiful little town because in 2002, the movie Sweet Home Alabama was filmed there.

1 comment:

J H Milner, Mayor said...

These buildings would have been newly constructed, in 1910, after a fire that leveled most of the block.

The sigh that protrudes above the buildings in the middle of the block reads, "1910 HOLDEN BLOCK 1910."

Hollywood recently returned to Crawfordville to film scenes, in and around these stores. The movie, Get Low, should be released later this year.