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Gloster,                  Georgia

  GLOSTER, GEORGIA
Est. 1893


Gloster was a flag station on the Seaboard Railroad, five miles west of Lawrenceville, and it was named for an official of the Railroad. A post office was established there in 1893.

Alvin Alford lived on the road near Bethesda Methodist Church and owned and operated a mercantile business in 1875 across from his home.  He later moved his store to a large building at Gloster.

Gloster   Baptist

Gloster Baptist Church was organized by Rev. John E. Kennerly April 12, 1901.  Its charter members were J. F. Langley, Zilla Langley, Henry Hughes, Manery Hughes, M.A. Hughes, Elizabeth Jackson, W.E. Hughes, Killian Jackson, Frank Hughes, J. W. Wages, Dicy Wages, J. M. Wages.    The building was erected in 1902.

There are several building supply companies and a number of older frame houses along the railroad and Gloster Road.  Pictured above in the "Main Street" photo is Wilkins Electric.   To find the old town of Gloster, take Gloster Road east from Lawrenceville Highway (Hwy 29).  Where Gloster Rd. crosses over the railroad tracks, it becomes Oak Road.

Sources:
History of Gwinnett County, 1818-1960, Volume II, by James C. Flanigan, copyright 1959

Photographs taken May 20, 2006 by Pat Sabin.


    

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