Good morning from Bainbridge!
I received this photo on Instagram this week from a soon-to-be new antique store in Camilla, Georgia – they’re renovating an old Commissary, and the shop will be called The Commissary Antiques! They found this old plaque in their renovation (which is super cool to follow along on Instagram in itself!), and sent it to me in hopes I might have some idea of its history. Unfortunately, I don’t! But I do love a good history mystery. 😉 Please, if you know anything about this, leave a note in the comments!
Even if you don’t, let’s share some Attapulgus history. Do you have a favorite memory or story of Attapulgus? Interesting trivia? Let’s hear it!
Attapulgus is a city in Decatur County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 449. It’s just outside of Bainbridge, and just off of Highway 27, convenient to Havana and Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Quincy Florida, and Bainbridge, Georgia.
The town’s name is an Indian word meaning “Dogwood”; due to the abundance of attapulgite, which makes up the clay soil throughout much of the Southeast, the mineral was named after the town. BASF is the major industry in town, mining and processing the attapulgite.
It’s a quiet little town with great homes, affordable prices, and a perfect location: out in the country while still being close to several larger towns and cities. There are some wonderful opportunities for home ownership there, like this one: 137 N. Griffin Avenue. It’s 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,456 square feet and sits on 3.11 acres… there’s really room to get out of the city and spread your wings (and legs) here!
In addition to super affordable small homes, there’s the opportunity to own your dream home in Attapulgus! 118 Clay Street has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a tennis court, and sits in the middle of town yet on the edge of 267 acres! Listed at $975,000, it is the stuff dreams are truly made from.
If you’d like to make one of these amazing homes (or any others in our area) yours, give me a call, text, or message! I’d love to help make you my neighbor!