Eastman, Georgia: Site of World's First Stuckey's

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

US Hwy 23, Eastman, GA
North side of US Hwy 23, just east of Eastman, and just north of the US Hwy 341 bypass.
Save to My Sights

First Stuckey's.

Site of World's First Stuckey's
A plaque marks the spot and the teal-roofed building still stands, but not as a Stuckey's. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/16/2014]

Visitor Tips and News About Site of World's First Stuckey's

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

First Stuckey's Pecan Stand

The blue-roofed building still stands, as well as the plaque memorializing the first ever Stuckey's. However, there appears to be little activity at the site.

[Michael Rhudy, 06/30/2009]
Original Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe

On U.S. 23, just outside of Eastman, Georgia sits ground zero of the premier roadside kitsch purveyor. This is the spot of the original Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe.

Although the former store has been turned into a nondescript local beanery, there is a pseudo official looking monument erected at the site, presumably by Stuckey's management, which resembles one of those State Road Dept. signs that usually denote where an important Civil War battle occurred.

Here is the text on the monument:

In 1937 W.S. and Ethel Stuckey opened the first Pecan Shoppe at this location. That began the introduction of the pecan, Ethel's candy and the distinctive blue roofed shoppe to the motoring public.

Today, a Stuckey's can be found in nearly every state of the Union and has become an important part of the lives of those who travel the highways of this great country.

This spot has been dedicated to the memory of that first step forward by Mr. and Mrs. Stuckey and the many employees who have been a part of this heritage.

[Bob Cara, 10/09/1997]

2003: Chip Rosencrans, CEO of Stuckey's, tells us you can find the locations of all the still living Stuckey's stores at www.stuckeys.com....

Nearby Offbeat Places

Monument to Mr. Angel, a BulldogMonument to Mr. Angel, a Bulldog, Eastman, GA - 1 mi.
Scrap Metal CreationsScrap Metal Creations, Helena, GA - 13 mi.
Home-Built Statue of Liberty ReplicaHome-Built Statue of Liberty Replica, McRae, GA - 18 mi.
In the region:
Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Tifton, GA - 54 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

June 7, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Georgia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada (Jun 1-7, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Eastman, Georgia

Nightly rates found:

Hotels Near...

Book Now