Small-town Treasures

Country stores and farmsteads were once anchors of rural communities, and many remain today. Take a drive through the region and check out these small-town treasures, all just a day trip from Memphis!


*Note: Some properties listed remain in operation while others are vacant. Please be respectful when visiting these and other sites and admire private property from your vehicle.

Pre-Civil War general store that currently operates as an antiques store. Learn more.

Constructed in ca. 1920. Aubra E. Anderson purchased the store from Vaughns in 1940 and operated it up to 1972. Learn more.

This 1927 building was opened in 1927 as R. M. Johnson General Merchandise. Learn more.

This store was built in 1934 and is known for fresh-made biscuits and world-famous cheeseburgers, live music on weekends and an authentic general store experience. Learn more.

Historic ca. 1920 gin complex and ca. 1930 store. Learn more.

This ca. 1920 store was established by Paul Barret, a Shelby County banker, merchant, planter, businessman, and political and civic leader. Learn more.