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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jones Crossroads Country Store

 
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Troup and Harris County residents first settled at the crossroads of the LaGrange-Whitesville-Columbus Stagecoach route and the West Point to King's Gap Road in the late 1820's. Named for local landowner, Christopher Columbus Jones (1831-1904) and his son Monroe, Jones Crossroads once had several flourishing businesses, including a cotton gin, a racehorse track, a tavern, and a U.S. post office called Paulina. Monroe Jones established the rock store in 1903 which members of the Avery Family have owned and operated since the 1920's.
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4 comments:

Jacob said...

Hi Barb!

This is a beautiful old store...and thanks for the history. Rather amazing. Beautiful shot, too.

We just got back from a 4,000 mile trip to Colorado...went through Phenix City twice, but had no time to stop - we drove 3 eleven-hour days each way! I did think about you, though. Maybe you felt your ears burning?

Randy said...

Looks like my kind of store!

Hilda said...

Lovely and charming stone store! I just love the combination of stone and wood.

LD said...

What a fantastic time warp place. Just fantastic. Love the stuff on the porch. I wish more stores were like this.