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The Oldest General Store In Mississippi Has A Fascinating History

Although not as common as they once were, there are several general stores in Mississippi, each as charming as the next. Of these historic stores, the Simmons-Wright Company in Kewanee definitely stands out. Established in 1884, not only is it the oldest general store in the state, it’s also the only one of its kind in terms of architecture and style in the area.

Take a look:

Visit The Simmons-Wright Company at 5493 Highway 11/80 in Kewanee on Monday – Friday, from 6:00 am – 5:30 pm and on Saturday, from 6:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information, click here. Have you ever been to this historic store?

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Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.