Roopville, Ga – Carroll County – I always enjoy stopping to admire the Roop House, and the small town of Roopville. John King Roop was the oldest of 11 children. He eventually owned 2,000 acres of land. This antebellum home dates to 1860.
Roop was one of those very dynamic people – large land holdings, he was a founding member of the Roopville Baptist Church, served on the Carroll County Board of Education – and donated a lot of the land that now makes up the town of Roopville.
I couldn’t get a good photo of the picket fence, as I’d have to stand in the middle of the road – and wasn’t going to play Frogger! There was a time not too long ago this house was not in great shape. It had not been lived in for some years. The community came together and saved this house. Around 2005 the town purchased the home, and with a lot of help from people and groups all over Carroll County – the house is fully restored. It’s now available as an event venue. More details on the house are on the Roop House Website.
Looking Around Roopville
Across the street are a couple of great old commercial buildings. Bell’s Store is my favorite! It dates back to the 1880s and it’s a “false front” store. It’s the oldest commercial building in town. Over the years it’s been a little bit of everything, grocery and dry goods – and later pool table and pinball machines. It was even a bus stop for the Southeastern Motor Lines in the 1930s-1940s.
Roopville today remains a very small town. If you’re near the area, it’s definitely worth a stop!
Thanks so much for taking a quick look at the Roop House and around Roopville. Appreciate it!