This incredible image (top) from the 1950s or 60s depicts one of my favorite Old Southern towns, Rodney Mississippi. (Photographer Unknown)
The first building you see on the left is no longer standing and the brick building in the center of the image is being dismantled this week. The church at the far end of this picturesque scene still stands, and was surveyed this week by a structural engineer, but how much longer it will be there is anyones guess.
The ever-changing Mississippi River sits very close to this once-bustling town and its waters reek havoc on these old structures whenever flood levels are reached.
The incredible history of this town is kept alive by the efforts of a group who works to keep the buildings cleaned and through the tales of those who had the opportunity to live there. But sadly, Rodney is a special place with an uncertain future.
[Jefferson County, MS]
[Camden County, GA]
According to locals, Moody’s roadside BBQ stand was a favorite for years, both to travelers and neighbors alike. I haven’t been able to track down when it opened, or when they served their last plate of supper, but it certainly is well missed by those who frequented it.
[Vintage Photo c. 1960’s-70’s from unidentified source, shared from Vanishing South Georgia]