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Kentucky’s Oldest General Store Will Have You Longing For The Good Old Days

Today, when people hear the term “general store” in Kentucky, they tend to think of the Dollar General Store. However, to some people and places it means more than a modern day variety store. The community of Gravel Switch has had a good, old-fashioned, general store since 1845.

When you think of a general store in Kentucky, don’t envision that big yellow Dollar General sign, but think of the traditional stores like Penn’s. This family owned and operated general store is part of what America was built on. Over the decades they provided what the people needed to survive, regardless of sickness or weather. Have you ever been to Penn’s?

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Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.