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Horatio in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lenoir Store

 
 
Lenoir Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Lenoir Store Marker
Inscription. Since before 1808, the Lenoir family have operated a general store at the site of Horatio, S. C. Lenoir's Store is mentioned in the 1808 will of Isaac Lenoir, and later appears on Mills's 1825 map and McLaurin's 1878 map of Sumter County. The present structure was erected prior to 1878 and is maintained by Lenoir descendants as a traditional country store.
 
Erected 1976 by The Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-18.)
 
Location. 34° 1.312′ N, 80° 34.081′ W. Marker is in Horatio, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Horatio- Hargood Road (State Highway 37), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located just east of Claremont Road. Marker is in this post office area: Horatio SC 29062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 3.1 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 3.7 miles
Lenoir Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
2. Lenoir Store and Marker
away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 3.8 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.8 miles away); Battle of Beech Creek / The Civil War Ends In S.C (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Lenoir Store. The Lenoir Store, built prior to 1878, is a surviving example of the “old general store” and a standing reminder of life before strip malls and modern supermarkets. It is a one-story, weatherboard-clad building on a brick foundation. The gable end metal
roof is disguised by a simple false store front. The porch is supported by simple knee brackets and plain square wooden posts. Though the store now has prepackaged goods on its shelves, it maintains the look of the old general store and all of the
equipment used in its early days, including an old cheese cutter, a tobacco cutter, ice tongs and penny scales. The store still serves as the local post office, since 1900, and retains its postal equipment installed at the turn of the century. It continues to
serve as a focal point of the Horatio community, a small but readily identifiable community above Stateburg in the High Hills of Santee. The Lenoir family has operated a general store in Horatio since before 1808. It is the oldest business establishment in
Lenoir Store garage next door image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 4, 2010
3. Lenoir Store garage next door
Sumter County. Listed in the National Register July 3, 1997. (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Lenoir Store image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1997
4. Lenoir Store
National Register of Historic Places: Lenoir Store (added 1997 - Building - #97000744)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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