Early Decatur and Macon County Photos


All photos on this page kindly submitted by Sally Hursh, from the collection of Joseph Elmo Hursh.






AN EARLY PHOTO OF THE E.A. GASTMAN SCHOOL







A VIEW OF SOUTH WATER STREET, 1910
This photo depicts S. Water Street from the Decatur Club, which was located on the fifth floor of the New Citizens National Bank.







THE JOHN HANKS HOUSE
This photo of the John Hanks house was taken in Hickory Point Township, now on Betzer Avenue outside Decatur.







THE HOUSE THAT JOHN HANKS BUILT
This photo was taken on 9 October 2005 by JoAnn Hursh Ward who lives quite near this old house.







THE HAMSHER IRON FELLOE WAGON WON WITH A LUCKY TICKET - 1885

Read more about this annual event!

The next photo details the J.R. Race & Co.'s Giveaway for 1886.







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