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Arlington in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Country Store

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2021
1. The Country Store Marker
Inscription.  This building was erected around 1890 by the Carnes family, who owned a large farm north of Arlington. Hal Carnes established a grocery.

In 1917 it was sold to Clarence Brockwell & while still running the grocery, he operated it as a skating rink on Saturday nights, always a big night in the country!

Sam Burkhart bought the store from Mr. Brockwell in 1918. Entering military service in World War I, he in turn sold the store to Mr. Jasper Brockwell. Louis Brockwell remembers well the Saturday night his father made Mr. Burkhart an offer for the store. On the following Monday, Mr. Jash moved into his grocery, which be operated until his death in 1942.

S.Y. Wilson & Co, acquired the building that year. Jack Wilson, son of Charles R. Wilson, returned home from service after World War II & equipped the building as a laundry mat. For the last 35 years the store has served as a warehouse for S.Y. Wilson, Inc.
Restored by: Maurice Gaines 2003

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location.
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 7, 2021
2. The Country Store Marker
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35° 17.76′ N, 89° 39.708′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Walker Street east of Quintard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12019 Walker Street, Arlington TN 38002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Arlington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arlington Historic Post Office (about 300 feet away); Harrell Farm Log Cabin (about 400 feet away); Mary Alice Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arlington, Tennessee Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Hughes-College Hill Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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