Posts Tagged ‘Armuchee’

History of the Kinsey-Kenemer Cemetery [Guest Post]

History of the Kinsey-Kenemer Cemetery [Guest Post]

I’m pleased to present the very first guest post here at Jordan’s Journey. Today’s article and photos are by Lynne McGehee Cabe. Lynne is not only a fellow descendant of several of the earliest Armuchee Valley families but a Scoggins descendant too! Trained as a professional social worker and public administrator, Lynne became interested in […]


School Days: Armuchee Valley School, Class of 1991

School Days: Armuchee Valley School, Class of 1991

Today’s entry in the School Days series is quite different. Where as the previous school photos were taken in the 1930’s, today’s school photo was taken in 1990. It is, in fact, my 5th grade class from Armuchee Valley School. I love how this photo is labeled with all the names–making any detective work much […]


School Days: Villanow School, circa late 1930’s

School Days: Villanow School, circa late 1930's

Today I have another entry for the School Days series. This time I present a photo from the Villanow School which stood in Villanow at the opposite end of the valley as the Subligna School photo I shared last time. The Villanow school was among the last one room school houses in the area. The […]


Concord Road [video]

Concord Road [video]

Today I present the second history video here on Jordan’s Journey. The first video, Suttle’s Mill, was just a short teaser to get things started. This new video, Concord Road, takes the concept a bit further. Concord Road is one of the smaller roads in the East Armuchee valley. It’s not a main thruway and […]


Little Country Church: Memories of Music at East Armuchee

Little Country Church: Memories of Music at East Armuchee

If you were to ask me what are the most important things to me, music would certainly be one of the top items on that list. Looking back as far back as I can remember music has always played an important role in my life. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know music has […]


Forever Young: Mapping Connections Between Armuchee Valley Families

Forever Young: Mapping Connections Between Armuchee Valley Families

This past week I visited Young Cemetery in West Armuchee in Walker County, Georgia. I always enjoy old cemeteries, particularly those in the Armuchee and Dirt Town Valleys. Young Cemetery is overgrown. It’s difficult to navigate through the graves and I got stuck by more than my fair share of briar branches… but hiking through […]


Pope Pedigree: Henry Morris Pope

Pope Pedigree: Henry Morris Pope

Even though I descend from many generations that, for the most part, lived and died in the same general area where I grew up, there are a number of people in my extended tree that had more adventurous spirits and planted family roots elsewhere. I enjoy exploring those lines and stories, contemplating the way some […]


Armuchee (ᎠᎽᏥ)

Armuchee (ᎠᎽᏥ)

When I tell people I grew up in East Armuchee they almost inevitably say, “Ar-what?” If you spell it out for them, they say, “Ar-MU-chee?” It’s hard to make people understand the way we say it: Ar-MUR-chee. Yes, it’s weird, I know that. But it’s the way we say it. It’s like how in New […]


Ridges and Valleys and Streams… Oh My!

Ridges and Valleys and Streams... Oh My!

The area of northwest Georgia where I grew up is part of the Valley and Ridge region. This region is made up of “long northeast-southwest-trending valleys and ridges that give the region its name” (Geology). The region is not unique to Georgia and “extends continuously from New York to the edge of the Coastal Plain […]