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Milton in Caswell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Milton General Store

c. 1830

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
1. Milton General Store Marker
Inscription.  First built as Watkins Dry Goods Store where clothing could be purchased. There was also a school room and you could buy books. Bought by Walter Lea Thomas in 1910 and operated by him and his sons as a general merchandise store and a post office continued to be owned and operated by Edmund Dixon Thomas until 1972.
 
Erected by The Milton Preservation and Beautification Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 36° 32.334′ N, 79° 12.383′ W. Marker is in Milton, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is on Broad Street (State Highway 57) just east of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 148 Broad St, Milton NC 27305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Day (a few steps from this marker); Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Milton Batteaux, Boatmen, Hogsheads and Coopers
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2021
2. Milton General Store
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Milton State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Melville (within shouting distance of this marker); Friou-Hurdle House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson-Austin-Mehaffey House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Milton Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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