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  Henry County has been growing so much lately that some places are becoming unrecognizable. In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can name the persons or place shown above, write us at and tell us about it. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the location of the picture and notes readers send us. Photo courtesy of Henry/Clayton Genealogical Society. Visit the Genealogical Society at 71 Macon Street (in the Brown House) in McDonough Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  Everyone who wrote in guessed the location correctly,  but  they were all stumped on the driver. Janet Penn Shellnutt is driving the car; the passenger with the covered face will likely remain a mystery.

  Alfred Britt tells us that “the photo was taken at the Zacks Big Buy parking lot looking North up Hwy. 20 in the early 1970s. On the corner is the mobile home sales lot that is today home to the Spratlin Building.

  Buddy Upchurch said, “These girls are exiting Zack’s Snack Shack which later became Zips located on N. Cedar Street. Today that would be the location of Rite Aide Pharmacy on Zack Hinton Boulevard.” He says, “I remember that huge cedar tree that sat at the corner of Zack’s Big Buy parking lot, now CVS. They also used to sell mobile homes from the adjacent lot which is now the location of BBT Bank.

  Terry Tyson says, “the picture was taken on what was then Covington Street. In the background you can see the old trailer sales lot located where BB&T is currently located. The brick house behind the double wide was the Farm Bureau Office. It was moved to Patterson Town to make room for the Spratlin Building.”

Have a picture of Henry County as it was? Send it to us at or 35 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 30253. All pictures will be handled carefully and returned to owner.



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