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Old 01-02-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me anything about the place?
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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there's really not a whole lot to it. there is an eit off I-65 "Georgiana/Starlington"

I've only been off this exit maybe 2 or 3 times and driven through both areas.

It's pretty much what you would expect from a very rural, Alabama town. Very low cost of living, not particularly convenient to any big city.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Thanks, Steve. I was curious to see whether it was still in existence. My maternal grandmother lived there, and my mother and I would take the train from California and visit her every summer during the 50s and 60s. It was just a bump in the road then, so it seems nothing has changed since.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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It's still there. They have a Hank Williams museum in the home where he and his mother lived when Hank was a kid--I liked it.

Nice folks there. I had a blowout on a brand-new Jeep about 10 years ago and limped off the interstate into the first little general store/service station we came to outside of town. The gentleman who owned the place pulled an old tire out of his garage, mounted it for us, and threw in the back of the Jeep for a spare. Then took the new spare out from under the Jeep and mounted it on the vehicle so we could continue on our with 4 new tires. Asked him "How much?" and he told us $5 and we could "...just drop that old tire off on your next time through town." We gave him a $20 bill and and our profuse thanks, and then did drop the old tire off on our way back from the beach the next week. Unbelievable!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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It's still there. They have a Hank Williams museum in the home where he and his mother lived when Hank was a kid--I liked it...Nice folks there.... Unbelievable!
I had forgotten Hank Williams had lived there.

I remember summers there. The people were very easy going but hard working. Some of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Thanks, so much, for the update
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:40 AM
 
Location: georgiana
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hi all: i live here in georgiana and its nothing like ya'll remember it.. it has gotten worse in my eyes...i have lived here for 38 yrs off and on...the price of living here is worse than u can believe...the hosptial is still here and so is the high school which is in bad shape...most of the stores like Taylor's is closed for good and the grocery store is still open and high in price as ever....the hank williams wkend is still here but now u have to pay $25 to $30 per person just to get threw the gate....the old first baptist church was redone a few yrs ago....as u can see alot has change here... if u have pictures of what it looked like way back then ( 60's and back) and see the town now u will be shocked...hope this helped some.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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I grew up north of Georgiana and have had need to pass through the town (with emphasis on the "pass through" part) over the past few years on business. Its strike me as a tired old Southern town that I would never want to live in, visit maybe if I had family, but never live in.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:52 AM
 
Location: georgiana
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u couldnt be more right on the part of being a tired old southern town. most of the younger ppl that was here left after high school and hasnt come back to live here and ppl say theres alot to do here. they must be blind or got their heads in the sand cause there is nothing here for the ppl my age and younger to do here and thats sad. its a dead town to live in. if no one believes me then ya'll just come on down and go in town and just sit in a parking lot and see if any thing happens. i hate to say this but im ashame to call this town my home cause of the way it looks. if there was some great jobs, a few places to go to to have fun, and nice places to live in then maybe there would be a chance to get this place back on its feet. ya'll have a good day/night..
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Well on a positive note just be thankful it's not being overdeveloped like many other parts of the state. It could be worse, like seeing nothing but endless miles of subdivisions that all look the same with no trees.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Well, you can see rows of mobile homes and old wood frame houses that all look alike, to include the derelict cars in the yard and various pieces of "parts" (be it toys, mowers, interior furniture or other assorted junk) scattered about under the trees in the overgrown grounds around the homes.

There are nice homes there, with well maintained yards, but the general impression of the area is dismal.
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