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Jamestown in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Johnson Shoe Company

Shoe Manufacturers

 

—1897-1922 —

 
Johnson Shoe Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 18, 2017
1. Johnson Shoe Company Marker
Inscription. Johnson Bros. & Co. incorporated as a wholesale, retail, and custom workshop in 1897 with John R. Cook, president; Andrew F. Johnson, vice-president; and George W. Johnson, secretary-treasurer. George Johnson was a shoemaker by 1880. The business opened in a two-story building on Main Street but later moved into a brick building on Oakdale Road, uphill from the rail depot and across from the Johnson brothers’ homes. The company was best known for the ‘Johnson brogan’ with copper toes.
 
Erected 2015 by Historic Jamestown Society.
 
Location. 35° 59.6′ N, 79° 56.012′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Hillstone Drive, on the right when traveling south on Oakdale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NC 27282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jamestown Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Robbins-Holton Mill & House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Potter House (approx. half a mile away); Oakdale United Methodist Church
Johnson Shoe Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 18, 2017
2. Johnson Shoe Company Marker
facing South
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oakdale School (approx. ¾ mile away); Oakdale Cotton Mills (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Johnson Shoe Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, April 18, 2017
3. Johnson Shoe Company Marker
facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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