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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 editor@henrycountytimes.com 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

  Chuck Kimball of McDonough tells us that “this is the old lumber yard area for Planters Warehouse and Lumber off John Frank Ward Blvd. in McDonough. I cannot remember what the building was used for prior to that, but Planters used it for many years. They also sold sand and gravel out of that lot.”

  David N. Bledsoe says “ this is a photo of Grady Maddox’s blacksmith shop long after it closed.”

  Ron Carreker writes “this was the blacksmith business on Covington Street (now John Frank Ward) in McDonough.  I grew up around the corner on Lawrenceville Street.”

  Alfred Britt says “this building was the old blacksmith shop. In this photo is part of Planters warehouse. The yellow building next door is the old library that is now at Heritage Park. The truck on the sidewalk looks to be a 1973 Chevy and the car looks like a 1970 Opel, both illegally parked.”


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

 

 

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