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  Henry County As It Was


  Henry County has been growing so much lately that some places are becoming unrecognizable. In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can name the persons or place shown above, write us at and tell us about it. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the location of the picture and notes readers send us. Photo courtesy of Henry/Clayton Genealogical Society. Visit the Genealogical Society at 71 Macon Street (in the Brown House) in McDonough Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Last Week's Picture

  A special Thank You to Roger W. Betsill, Sr. for bringing this photo to us. He tell us that this photo, taken in late 1946 or 1947 shows the Active Members of the Georgia State Guard Company F. 5th Battalion during WWII. Front Row kneeling l. to r.: Corporal Olin Haynes, Sergeant Mut Turner, and Privates Sidney Betsill (Roger’s uncle), Barney Betsill (Roger’s father), A.J. Turner, Ralph Daniel, Dug Parker, Mac Thaxton, Terrell Parker and 1st Sergeant Ray Robinson. Back row standing l. to r.: Captain Doc Taylor, Lieutenant Roy Greer, Sergeant Guy Howard, Corporal Finley Watkins and Privates Paul Hollerway, Tom Steel, Roger Betsill, James Meeks, Nelton Greer, Roy Wise and Jess Merchant.

  Thanks also to Brenda Merchant Orzech for correctly identifying the people in this photo. She tells us that her dad, Jess Merchant is in the back row, standing on the far right.

Have a picture of Henry County as it was? Send it to us at or 35 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 30253. All pictures will be handled carefully and returned to owner.



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