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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Country Store

 
 
Country Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
1. Country Store Marker
Inscription. This store, originally located at Link (in Southwestern Rutherford County), was built in 1899 and is typical of the area general stores from the early 1800s through the 1940s. In addition to groceries, country stores carried a wide variety of items including dry goods, clothing, hardware, and medicines. The merchant kept fresh produce in stock through barter or by buying surplus goods from people. The country store was also a popular meeting place for people to share conversation, fellowship, or a friendly game of horseshoes. The local merchant also serves as postmaster for the mail that arrived two or three times a week.
 
Location. 35° 50.634′ N, 86° 23.792′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on 312 S Front Street. Click for map. This marker is located on the outside wall of the Country store. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rio Mill (here, next to this marker); Leeman House (here, next to this marker); One-Room Schoolhouse (here, next to this marker); University House (here, next to this marker); 1900s Telephone Building
Country Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 25, 2015
2. Country Store Marker
(here, next to this marker); Loom House (One-Room Log Cabin) (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Ash Hopper (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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