Eldorendo, Georgia

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Eldorendo
Unincorporated community
Eldorendo is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Eldorendo
Eldorendo
Coordinates: 31°02′39″N 84°39′07″W / 31.04417°N 84.65194°W / 31.04417; -84.65194Coordinates: 31°02′39″N 84°39′07″W / 31.04417°N 84.65194°W / 31.04417; -84.65194
Country  United States
State Georgia
County Decatur County
Elevation 40 m (131 ft)
ZIP code 31737
GNIS feature ID 0313895[1]

Eldorendo is a small unincorporated community located in Decatur County in southwest Georgia, USA.

Eldorendo is generally located on U.S. Route 27 and Georgia State Route 1 about halfway between the cities of Colquitt and Bainbridge. Some of the major roads in the Eldorendo area are Old Eldorendo Road, Brinson Airbase Road, Donaldson Road and Church Street. The majority of the citizens in the Eldorendo area are of the Christian faith and attend Eldorendo Baptist Church or nearby Bethel Baptist Church. Due to Eldorendo being unincorporated, it has no formally recognized government or city council or any public utilities system. Even though Eldorendo is a small unincorporated community, it is covered by three zip codes: 39825, Brinson; 39817, Bainbridge; and 39837, Colquitt. A post office located in Eldorendo was closed in the late 1960s due to lack of use and improved road development allowing access to the larger towns in the surrounding area. Since its development Eldorendo has had a small economy, most recently consisting of: the Eldorendo Mall (aka LEE'S Grocery), Grubb's General Store both were in existence from about 1987-1992, Joe's Bait and Tackle, and the Decatur County Fence Company run by Archie Smith. Currently two businesses are located in Eldorendo: a used car lot named Eldorendo Auto Sales owned and operated by Jackie Grubbs, and a branch of Carolina Carports.

History[edit]

The community was named for Eldorendo Virginia Higgs Brown (1835–1904), an early resident of the area. She and her husband, S. Morgan Brown (1826–1914), moved to the area in the 1870s. When the new railroad came through the S. Morgan Brown plantation a post office was established. Eldorendo Brown decided to apply for the position of postmistress. When filling out the required government forms, she signed her name "Eldorendo Virginia Brown". The notice of her appointment came along with a statement that the postal officials discovered the town had no name and they had selected the name "Eldorendo" from the first given name on her paperwork. Eldorendo Brown and her husband, S. Morgan Brown are both buried in the Eldorendo Baptist Church Cemetery.

Geography[edit]

Eldorendo is located at 31°02′39″N 84°39′07″W / 31.04417°N 84.65194°W / 31.04417; -84.65194 at an elevation of 131 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eldorendo". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-07-18.