Driving Miss Daisy Movie Behind The Scenes

Driving Miss Daisy Locations


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These scenes were actually shot at a private residence, located in Druid Hills, Georgia. Google Map

The Piggly Wiggly she shops in is located on Euclid Avenue off Moreland Avenue across from the old Bass High School. The store is now a furniture/art gallery, near the corner of Washita Avenue & Euclid.

The Temple, which is really in Atlanta, and called "The Temple". It's located at 1589 Peachtree Street, at the northern end of Spring Street.

When the ice storm hit and Daisy's power was out, Hoke brought her doughnuts and coffee from Krispy Kreme. There is actually a Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue, only about 2 miles from her home.

The home that was used as Daisy Werthan's sold in 2001 The home was built in 1922 and sits on about one acre and has roughly 5000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It still looks much the same and has had a few updates, but you can easily see this is the very one and the same home of Miss Daisy.

The Werthan Bag & Cotton mill is actually a working mill downtown in Atlanta. It's called Fulton Supply Co., and is located at 342 Nelson St SW {ZIP 30313}. It's off Techwood Drive, south of MLK. BUT, Randy kindly wrote in to say that the information about Werthan Bag Company on your site is incorrect. The actual location of Werthan Bag is in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, where the Werthans lived. Miss Daisy, in Atlanta, was the aunt of the family that owned the bag company in Nashville.

The church used for Idella's funeral was in Decatur at 315 5th Avenue {ZIP 30030} The name of the church is Little Friendship Baptist Church. In the movie, you can see the sign out front was blacked out just enough to make it illegible on camera to see the name. The soloist in the funeral was, at the time, a member of the church and her name is Indra Thomas.

The driving scenes were filmed in Griffin, GA. The town is located about 40 miles south of Atlanta. Griffin was once a fairly bustling farming community, which had not significantly updated its look. Driving scenes were shot here because Atlanta itself had become so modernized, and Griffin had retained a look of the late 1940s. Many of the scenes of driving to Mobile were filmed around this area. When Miss Daisy causes Hoke to "take the wrong turn at Opelika", {when he veers off right into an oncoming car}, you can see a highway sign with Highway 85 on it. This is not the same as the Interstate 85, which now runs through Atlanta. [Many thanks to Jeff W. for all the above]

When you see them driving through a downtown area and crossing a railroad intersection you can identify this as Griffin, Georgia. The old bridge in the background as they crossed the railroad tracks gave it away, as that bridge is still standing and open for traffic. [Thanks to Jeremy Tallant]

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