So connections to a courthouse can be scary – depending on which side of the law! I’ve got some of both, to be honest, but we’ll still with a pleasant surprise out of Cochran, GA.
So above is a photo of the Bleckley County courthouse in Cochran. It’s actually across the street from where my Granpa Toombs had a Standard Oil station. But wait, what’s that plaque there in front?!
Well now, I KNOW that name! Uncle Jim as I’ll call him was Granpapa Elijah’s brother. The brothers were businessmen in town running grocery stores and Cook Banking Company. I think that in addition to what the plaque lists Uncle Jim was also editor of a paper in Cochran, but I’d have to find that info again.
This plaque was dedicated to Uncle Jim partly as a prominent citizen but also because he served as mayor at one point. Below is a photo I have the original of.