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Near Salters in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Burrows's Service Station / Cooper's Country Store

 
 
Burrows's Service Station Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 19, 2010
1. Burrows's Service Station Marker (front)
Inscription.
Burrows's Service Station
This significant cultural and architectural example of a 20th-century country store was built in 1937 by Theron Burrows (1910-1973) when U.S. Hwy. 521 was finished from Georgetown to Manning. A combination grocery and gas station with family living quarters on the second floor, it was affiliated with Esso (now Exxon) and had the motto "we serve the needs of the neighborhood."

Cooper's Country Store
Burrows's Service Station sold not only staple goods, fresh meat, and produce, but also clothing, farm supplies, hardware, feed and seed, and automotive products and parts. After Burrows died in 1973 his son-in-law George Cooper bought the business, renaming it "Cooper's Country Store;" it now boasts several second- and third-generation employees and customers.
 
Erected 2001 by Williamsburg Historical Society. (Marker Number 45-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Williamsburg County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 33° 34.885′ N, 79° 49.351′ W. Marker is near Salters, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr.
Cooper's Country Store Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 19, 2010
2. Cooper's Country Store Marker (reverse)
Avenue (State Highway 377) and U.S. 521, on the right when traveling east on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9845 U.S. Highway 521, Salters SC 29590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle Of Lower Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Lower Bridge: Take the Low Ground! (approx. half a mile away); McClary Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Thurgood Marshall, J.D. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Muster Ground and Courthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Williamsburg County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Williamsburgh (approx. 5.7 miles away); Willamsburg County Veterans Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Stephen A. Swails House (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Marker and Cooper's Country Store Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 19, 2010
3. Marker and Cooper's Country Store Sign
Cooper's Country Store image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 19, 2010
4. Cooper's Country Store
Cooper's Country Store image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, October 19, 2010
5. Cooper's Country Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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