Centenary Barns – Marion County, South Carolina
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This photo was taken for a tour of the Centenary area of Marion County by the Pee Dee Chapter of the SC Genealogical Society.
In 1975, the Florence Morning News detailed the history of the brick building shown at left, writing ‘If you need a collar for your mule, a cast iron frying pan, a pair of blue jeans, or a pack of potato chips, the Davis Brothers store at Centenary is where you can find it.’
The weather-beaten brick building is one of the last of a vanishing breed, the country general merchandise store.
Marion County’s oldest continuously operated business, the Davis family store has been supplying their friends and neighbors with groceries, clothing, hardware, and farm supplies since 1867.
SCIWAY thanks Jerri White of Marion for providing this picture and historical information.