More than just a country store

The small country store has its place in American society. Historically, people have gathered at such places to receive their mail, converse with neighbors, learn the news going on around them, and of course, trade in the public market.

Stories abound about mercantile stores in this region of the state. Burnt Corn's old store was legendary, it has been said that during the War Between The States, a man by the name of Cunningham read the weekly newspapers to those around him in order to keep them informed as to what was happening on the battlefields where their sons and brothers were fighting U...

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