Mapping It Out

Greetings from Jones Crossroads, Georgia, situated less than 10 miles from the mighty Chattahoochee River and the western border of our fair state.

This handy map I put together with the help of Google maps  gives a better perspective  of the lay of the land around the Crossroads and Pine Mountain. (Click on “view larger map” option to see the entire picture.)

The Crossroads is about 12 miles from Pine Mountain proper and is actually located in Troup County: the Harris/Troup county line runs through the front porch of the store.

For a rural area, Harris County/Pine Mountain has quite a bit to offer folks looking for a get away to an area that has kept development at bay, even though the big “D” swirls around us…a $1.2 billion automaker is located on 2,200 acres of land a mere 10 miles from the store.

Each month there are approximately 2-3,000 walk-in visitors to the Pine Mountain Tourism Center alone, not to mention the numbers who never make it into town from the Pine Mountain Trail or The Little White House in nearby Warm Springs (Meriwether County).

It’s peak blooming time these days, and the visitors longing for nature are as plentiful as the pollen. Check us out should your wander lust bring you this way.

Next on the list, which will be posted on Thursday (taking a break on Wednesdays until I finish a research paper for Dr. Brody at The University of Memphis):

                          …Bob Dylan released “The Times They Are A-Changing in 1964.” I was 13 years old and fortunate enough to have a summer job at Callaway Gardens as a junior counselor with the Florida State University Circus…I thought I was a “jewel” (means the same as “the bomb”). My mother drove me to work every morning and she and I had an interesting exchange one fine August day regarding said song…

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About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.
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