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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dedman's Store

 
 
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By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 30, 2017
1. Dedman's Store Marker
Inscription. The general country store built in 1945 by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dedman on Trousdale Ferry Pike, served as a landmark in the Tuckers Cross Roads community and Swindell Hollow Road.

It was a one stop store in many ways; during WWII he sold hard to find rationed items such as kerosene, gasoline, oil, sugar, coffee, etc.

Mr. Roy provided baby chickens in the spring along with chicken feed, vegetable plants and seeds for the community. He also sold hay and other feed and bartered and traded with farmers for trapped furs and black walnuts, which he sold in Nashville.

Mr. Dedman repaired flat tires on cars and bicycles and reserved a spot in the back of the store for his barber chair where he cut hair.

In the 1950's, he had the first TV in the community and on Saturday nights, the neighbors in the community came to watch wrestling on TV.

Dedman's Store is now the home of Johnson's Dairy Museum.

Mr. and Mrs Roy Dedman's family donated the store in 1991.
 
Location. 36° 11.926′ N, 86° 16.405′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from East Baddour Parkway. Touch for map. Fiddler's Grove Historic Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Dedman's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, circa September 30, 2017
2. Dedman's Store Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.C. Wharton Market (here, next to this marker); Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office (here, next to this marker); The Civil War In Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); James E. Ward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeler School (about 600 feet away); Tates Crossing Flag Station (about 600 feet away); Tucker's Gap Depot (about 600 feet away); Pete Smith's Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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