Johnson County Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse

About The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, agricultural, industrial, civic and general interests of the City of Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia and its trade area. Betty Williamson serves as Executive Director.  The Chamber office is located on the Square in downtown Wrightsville at 8679 North Marcus Street, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
For information, contact The Wrightsville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce at: 
P.O. Box 94
Wrightsville, GA  31096
Phone: 478-864-7200
E-mail: wrightsville.johnsonctychamber@gmail.com


 Better Hometown Swingin’ Medallions Concert
About Wrightsville’s Better Hometown Program

Wrightsville’s Better Hometown Program is a self-help community development programs designed to improve a downtown’s quality of life. The organization was selected as a Georgia Better Hometown Community in 1999, however it is no longer affiliated with the state as of January 2013.  

To contact the Better Hometown Board of Directors please call 478-864-2219.
Email: hometown@wrightsville-johnsoncounty.com

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wrightsville       

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  1. Comment by Philip S Baynes III — September 16, 2016 at 4:19 am  

    Would love to see my Grandparents home featured in the home tour section. It has been “coming soon” for quite a while. Of course I hope you can find a picture of the way it used to look. On my last visit through to visit the cemetery it appears the new occupants have taken away much of its former “charm”.
    Philip S. “Casey” Baynes III
    Johns Island SC

    Do you have an old photo of the house, Casey?

  2. Comment by admin — February 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm  

    Great idea. I will speak to Donald Smith, local historian, and get something posted asap.

  3. Comment by Bill Bryan — February 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm  

    My great-granddad, Robert Burns Bryan, founded Warthen College. My grandfather and father grew up there. I was there briefly only once at age 7. I would like for you to include a history of Wrightsville on your website

  4. Comment by TarrylJuly 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm  

    I am from Wrightsville Ga, currently living in Texas. I love and miss it so much. My family is still there, Wilcher’s and Darrisaw. My grandfather help to build Doc Kemp High and my mother attended school there.

  5. Comment by admin — June 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm  

    The fireworks are slated for the night of July 3rd with the street dance to follow.

  6. Comment by Stacey — June 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm  

    Are the fireworks on July 4th or the night before? I see they are listed before the 10k, so I just want to clarify if possible

  7. Comment by Bill Hammond — May 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm  

    Hello from beautiful downtown Nashua, New Hampshire!

    I’ve never been to Wrightsville but I’d like to visit someday.

    Would I still be welcome even though Holman Stadium here in the city has a Fair-Play scoreboard instead of an Electro-Mech?


    Bill Hammond

  8. Comment by D. Putnal — September 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm  

    I have Charley T. Beacham marriage to M. D. Chester on 10 Jan. 1889 in Johnson County. I also have a James born abt .1874. Son of Elijah Lewis Beacham who is also the father of Charley. Charley is one of my Great Grandfathers. This side of the family is hard to track due to the spelling of last name.. Check Vanishing Georgia http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us:2011/cdm/landingpage/collection/vg2
    Good Luck,

  9. Comment by Layla P. — September 14, 2012 at 9:40 am  

    I live here 🙂

  10. Comment by Jonnie Mae Wright-Tremble — June 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm  

    I’m looking for information about my family they are African Americans by the name of John Wright Jr. born 1908 and his parents Emma Hubert and John Wright Sr. I would like to know where I should begin my search in locating information about them.


    Jonnie Mae Wright-Tremble

  11. Comment by Dina Robertson — March 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm  

    I was looking into moving to Wrightsville. I’m from Florida but my boyfriend and his family are in Wrightsville. I visit often and I absolutely love it. The people are amazing and the surroundings are incredible. I feel like i belong there. But I’m looking for a job and it’s hard when I’m only there for two days out of the month. Could anyone help me with this situation? I work as a medical receptionist now. I could also be a secretary. I’m a fast learner and great people person. Please help me with this.

  12. Comment by admin — February 25, 2012 at 10:00 am  

    The house across the street from the Baptist Church was torn down many years ago. There used to be a Blankenship Jewelers here as late as the 1950’s, I believe. The Grice name is well known in Wrightsville as the local historical society’s home now is located in the old Grice Inn, which was built in the early 1900’s and used as a boarding house for students at Warthen College. If you will go to the start page of http://www.wrightsville-johnsoncounty.com/ and click on “Johnson County Links” you will find information on books offered by the historical society that will aid in your search. Also the “From Days Gone by Blog” in “Johnson County Links” gives local newspaper accounts of 100 years ago. You might also contact Donald Smith, local historian, for more information on the Blankenships.

  13. Comment by Maxine — January 22, 2012 at 10:39 am  

    My grandmother and family were from Wrightsville…My great great aunt and an uncle lived there and we would come and visit when I was a child…my Aunt was Ola Grice and lived across the road from the baptist church…in the big old house with the wrap around porch…my unle was Ira Blankenship….I remember the big big grasshoppers…My great granddaddy had a meat market in wrighsville and I do not know the years for this….would love more information or to hear from someone that may know something of my ancestors…they are buried in the cemetery there….

  14. Comment by admin — January 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm  

    Lots of wild game here…check with your friend.

  15. Comment by Ryan David — November 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm  

    I’m visiting a friend i Wrightsville, up by Harrison, next year. I was wondering if there are any hogs or turkey to possibly hunt when I get there. Thanks

  16. Comment by admin — November 17, 2011 at 11:23 am  

    There already is. Click on the Chamber of Commerce link on the right side and scroll down to Chamber Members-If the business has a website the link is included.

  17. Comment by Robert — November 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm  

    Suggest you make a list link of all the biz who are members of the chamber. This way it may increase customer flow to these same biz and will let the public know they are out there. Thanks.

  18. Comment by Carolyn Morris — August 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm  

    I am a teacher of Georgia History in a rural area. I are doing a Georgia Scrapbook to aid in the teaching of Georgia to my students. If you have anything that you can send me to help it would be greatly appricated. Please send to Carol Morris at Montgomery county middle school 701-C dobbins street Mount
    Vernon Georgia 30445

  19. Comment by Joey Stoltzfus — August 13, 2011 at 10:40 pm  

    I lived in Wrigthsville until 1987, I was in 7th grade when we left. I played pee-wee football at the primary school and baseball at the American Legion, Fred’s pest control was the sponsor. I think the years were some where around 1982-84. I am looking for team photos.

    Would anyone out there know how I could go about finding something like that??



  20. Comment by admin — July 25, 2011 at 6:01 pm  

    The old store, I think, is still in an unsettled estate after many years!

  21. Comment by Cameron BrooksJuly 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm  

    Since 1995 I’ve driven home along 15 through Wrightsville hundreds of times. This summer I stopped to photograph one of the most curious buildings along the way. If anyone knows the history of the old antique store now commandeered by trumpet creeper, I’d love to hear the story.


  22. Comment by Johnnie Worthen NettlesMay 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm  

    I have been researching my paternal grandparents and their geneology. My grandfather’s name was Dudley Worthen. His mother’s name was Janie Carlo. My great grandmother Janie lived in Wrightsville and moved to Knoxville, TN mabye around 1925. Has anyone ever heard of either name from some elderly people there? Are there any African American Worthens still in Wrightsville or Johnson County? Thanks for any information.

  23. Comment by Vickie Willis-Session — May 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm  

    Blessed day! I am trying to locate my family from Wrightsville, Ga. My father name was Fred Jr. Willis. I don’t know too much about him. My grandmother name was Essie Willis. That’s about all I know. ‘0(

  24. Comment by Loree Beacham — May 9, 2011 at 9:24 am  

    In ref to the query concering James lewis Beacham. Could you give a little more details on your grandfather. Do you know who his father was. Lewis is a familiar name with the Beachams. I personally don’t remember any Beacham from Johnson County. You should try Laurens County.

  25. Comment by admin — May 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm  

    I have searched the book of cemetery records for Johnson County and don’t find a Beecham listed. Do you know if he died while living in Johnson County? Georgia state law did not require counties to keep death records until 1919 and our Johnson County death records in the Probate Office begin in the late 1920’s. I suggest you contact Donald Smith (redhillfarms@yahoo.com) who writes a historical column and does geneaological research. He may know the name. Also you might check the probate courts in the adjoining counties of Laurens, Washington and Emanuel for death records. Good luck!

  26. Comment by Marie McDonald — May 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm  

    I am trying to get information on my grandfather. Name: James Lewis Beecham Born: 1875 in Wrightsville. He died at age 28 or 29 which would have been around 1904 or 1905. Do you have archives of deaths around that time? How can I access records concerning this? thanks for your help.

  27. Comment by admin — September 14, 2010 at 11:14 am  

    Please have a look at the links on our web page, where you will find all kinds of information about the area.
    http://www.wrightsville-johnsoncounty.com/ Click on “Wrightsville/Johnson County Links” on the right hand side of the opening page and you will find information for your project.

    You may also access our Face Book page for photos:

    In addition, you might go to the Georgia Archives page listed as “Vanishing Georgia” and do a search for “Wrightsville”. You will find many historical photographs there:

    Let us know if we can be of further help.

  28. Comment by Jessica SmithSeptember 10, 2010 at 10:33 am  

    i am looking for some information o wrightsville. if you can please send me some information. i would apreciate it.

  29. Comment by Austin Morris — September 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm  

    Hello, I am Austin Morris, a student at MCMS. This year, we must do a project on Georgia. If you can send me so Info on your area I would be very great full. Please send all info to 3770 Hwy 221 S Mt.Vernon, Ga 30445

    Thank You,
    Austin Morris

  30. Comment by Deidre Ledford — July 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm  


  31. Comment by admin — June 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm  

    Tried to contact him via his hotmail account, but it bounced back.

  32. Comment by Deidre Ledford — April 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm  

    I’m not familiar with the name Wylie Wyman Cave…Do you have any more information about the family or where the farmland was located in Wrightsville?

  33. Comment by Bobby Cave — December 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm  

    I am looking at going to Wrightsville, again. I was a young boy the last time I was there. I wonder if anyone may know where Wylie Wyman Cave used to live. He was my grandfather and I do not remember how to find the old house. He had 40 acres of farmland that he survied on. I want so much to see that again. If anyone knows about that please email me or write me.

    Bobby Cave
    234 Blythe Island Drive
    Brunswick, Georgia 31523

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