|Crumbling tobacco barn in Old Parramore|
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Established in the years after the War Between the States (or Civil War), Old Parramore was a major riverboat port. It came into existence as a major part of the local economy shifted from cotton production to naval stores and timber.
|The John W. Callahan often stopped at Old Parramore|
A warehouse landing, Peri had storage facilities where farmers and businessmen could leave bales of cotton, timber and other cargo for the riverboats to transport either upriver to Columbus, Georgia, or downriver to Apalachicola, Florida. It holds a unique although forgotten place in local history as the eastern end of a major county road built in 1914 to connect western Jackson County with the Chattahoochee River. The steel Bellamy Bridge over the Chipola River that so many people love and remember was built as part of an upgrade associated with the building of the new road to Peri Landing.
|Annual Oak Grove Homecoming at Old Parramore|
|Site of Old Parramore business district today.|
|Making hush puppies at the annual Central School Reunion|
If you would like to learn more about this significant Jackson County ghost town, please consider my book:
Old Parramore: The History of a Florida Ghost Town [Book]
Old Parramore: The History of a Florida Ghost Town [Kindle]