Good morning, y’all. It’s warming up with highs in the eighties. We haven’t broken the ninety degree mark yet, but it can’t be far away. Fortunately, we had a couple of little popup showers push through. I could tell the bedding plants appreciated the rainfall by the way they perked right up. They were getting a little droopy and I was worried that I’d have supplement Mother Nature with a little Nunsuch Water and Sewer.
The hallmarks of civilization are running water and indoor bathrooms. Now, I would add air conditioning to that, but, I’m spoiled. For a community to gain credibility with folks as a place where you could settle down and not have to give up all of the modern conveniences, the basic infrastructure has to be put in place.
Nunsuch, Georgia was incorporated in 1971 on land donated by the Hawker family. City sewer and water did not reach every homestead, but did provide services parallel to all paved roads in the jurisdiction. The Nunsuch Police Department and jail were located on the edge of the Hawker’s General Store parking lot. The Nunsuch Post Office had been built adjoining the store, in the same spot that had once housed a tent for Sunday meetings.
Thanks to the thriving artist community and postcard perfect views, Nunsuch has become a popular spot for second homes. Basically a two hour drive from Atlanta, folks can slip out a little early from work on Friday and have the whole weekend to relax in the countryside.
Now I must admit that it is hard to share my little bit of Heaven with the flatlanders, but I do appreciate the dollars they bring to the area.