Vanished Towns Revisited

Vanished Towns Revisited : Crawford County and Byron, Georgia

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Since more than 500 towns have disappeared from the Georgia landscape over the past century, the book was written to reconstruct 14 ghost towns in Crawford County that no longer exist, most disappearing from Georgia maps. The book also focuses on Byron, Georgia, which, by virtue of Interstate Highway 75 passing through North Peach County during the late 1960s, transitioned from a sleepy little hamlet that grew up beside the railroad tracks, to a thriving, bustling city repositioned along the I-75 corridor. Left behind in its old business district are aging, vacant buildings which once were the hub of business activity and gathering places for local citizenry. As you read the book, not only will you visualize the materialization of towns that no longer exist, but you will enjoy humorous historical accounts such as the jilted bride who, on her wedding day, ripped off her wedding dress after learning her betrothed had just married someone else. You can visit the town where Margaret Mitchell conceptualized the plantation 'Tara' in her book, "Gone with Wind." And the list goes on. "Vanished Towns Revisited" contains more than 200 photographs expressly selected to augment the narrative and to make past events and historic personages come alive on the printed page.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508591482
  • 9781508591481

About Billy Powell

Teaming up to write "Vanished Towns Revisited" were Billy Powell, journalist and author of three other successful books, and Victoria Simmons, a distinguished newspaper editor for 35 years. Through their passion for history and capacity for in-depth research, the authors have made vanished communities come alive on the printed page.show more