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The Oldest General Store In North Carolina Has A Fascinating History

There’s something about general stores that bring out the nostalgia within us all. Maybe the way the hardwoods creak, maybe the nooks and crannies packed to the brim with goods we can only find there, maybe the smiling faces who are strangers but immediately feel like an old friend. You can’t find this down home quality anywhere else, and North Carolina is filled with fascinating general stores – yet one is simply different than the rest.


If you want to see what it’s like to step inside Washburn’s, Bill Barnes pays a visit in this video produced by UNC-TV and Our State Magazine.

I absolutely love this place and I know you will too! Have you visited here before?

Washburn’s General Store – 2426 Bostic Sunshine Hwy, Bostic, NC 28018

If you find yourself at Washburn’s and want to do more exploring in the area, from restaurants, to a distillery, a historic town and even world class equestrian center – here’s a full guide!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com