Places, Buildings, and Sites in and around Johnsonville

Items in the Places Collection

Johnsonville High School, 1938
This photo from the 1939 Gold and Black yearbook shows the high school building before the wings were added in 1940.

Location of Aimwell Presbyterian Church
Aimwell Presbyterian Church was located along what is now Old River Road, approximately at the intersection of Old River Road and McWhite Circle. The approximate coordinates are 33°56'28.2"N 79°29'50.4"W.

The Aimwell burial ground still exists…

Old Johnsonville Methodist Church
Old Johnsonville Methodist Church - original sanctuary. 1872-1960.

Grave of John Witherspoon
Grave of John Witherspoon (1742-1802), located at the old Aimwell Presbyterian Church burial grounds, Old River Road at McWhite Road.

John took control of Witherspoon's Ferry (now Venters Landing at Johnsonville) after his older brother Robert…

Rehobeth Church, 1954
Photo displayed at the Centennial celebration of Rehobeth Church in 2009. A few of those pictured are Cortez, Merlyn, Gail, and Pam Cox, Ronald Cox, Cletus Cox, Sherrell Cox, and Vaughn Eaddy.

Hemingway High School Library
Hemingway High School Library

Johnson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Allen Huggins Johnson, founder

Venters Community Aerial Photo
Venters Community at Ards Crossroads, site of Huggins Brothers Lumber Company. Note the Old Johnsonville Cemetery , upper left corner of photo. Old Johnsonville School was located on this property, next to Old Johnsonville United Methodist Church.

First Graders, Muddy Creek School 1954
In 1954 there were too many 1st grade students for all to attend Hemingway Grammar School, so some of the students were located at the Muddy Creek School. There was also one 2nd grade class that attended at this time

Ebenezer United Methodist Church engraving
This collectors plate engraving shows the original Ebenezer UMC building (1917-1958)

Poston's Lunch Diner and Sinclair Station, Broadway
This station and diner was run by Lurie and Christine Poston

Broadway looking East, circa 1954
Broadway looking East, circa 1954.
Pictured: Tomlinson's & Venters, P.D. Poston Grocery (later Turner's IGA). Not yet built are the Johnsonville Pharmacy or the old Johnsonville Post Office (which opened in 1958).

Johnsonville State Bank circa 1954
Johnsonville State Bank is pictured here at an older location, circa 1954 at approximately 122 West Broadway Street. In June of 1956, JSB moved across the street to a new state of the art facility with air conditioning.

Aerial Views of Johnsonville, Early 1950s
These aerial photos show Johnsonville in the early 1950s. The old train depot, high school auditorium, and other buildings are visible, as well as many former homes and businesses. The Johnsonville Elementary school, completed in 1954, is not yet…

Johnsonville First Baptist Church members - New Sanctuary
The new sanctuary held its first service in September 1965.


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