Top 5 Missing From Gray, Georgia
Gray's early beginnings came during the 1880's when rails were laid, helping to form what became the Jones County seat in 1905. Gray, GA was charted in 1911 and "has since become one of the nicest small towns to raise a family in." Gray is also home to Otis Redding, who lived on his Jones County ranch for just two years before he died in 1967.
To this day, Gray, Georgia continues to preserve the small town feel while never losing sight of family values.
1. lynka skating rink
Named after the owner's two daughters, Lynn and Karen, Lynka Skating Rink was built in in the 1940's and was located on Highway 129 in Gray. While skating was the main attraction at Lynka, guests could also attend square dances and concerts such as Uncle Ned and the Hayloft Jamboree. Lynka Skating Rink burned to the ground in the late 1950's.
2. the townehouse restaurant
The Townehouse Restaurant was a downtown Jones County landmark and served as Gray's only fine dining restaurant in the 50's. It was also the best example of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Gray
3. The gray picture show
Jones County in the 1940's was booming and one of the most popular destinations was the Gray Picture Show and Cinema.
4. fig leaf fashions
Fig Leaf Fashions opened in downtown Gray in the late 1970's under the family ownership of Bill and Elaine Davis who offered years of devoted service to their customers. Fig Leaf Fashions could fit you and your needs with highly individualized attention with that small town feel.
5. mulligan's grocery
Before there was an Ingles, residents of Gray did most of their grocery shopping at Mulligan's Grocery. When Mulligan's closed in the 60's the building went on to host several local business such as Bragg Appliance and Haskins Furniture.