Have you ever found yourself at an old time general store? Or are you fairly well inundated with Kroger and Publix and Piggly Wiggly’s? Although Memphis DID introduce the world to self-service grocery stores, these general stores are a fantastic blast from the past. Take a look!
10) Cumberland Mountain General Store - Clarkrange
With a past that stretches through to 1923, this quirky general store still has a majority of its original features and even an ice cream parlor!
9) Dull General Store - Dull
The name kind of gives it away, doesn't it? This little spot is located in Dickson County, a testament to time.
8) Forbus General Store - Forbus
This whitewashed building has housed the Forbus General Store since 1892. That's some true Tennessee staying power!
7) JC Tate General Merchandise Store - Belfast
There's QUITE a lot of history tied to this general store, located in Belfast. It's even earned a spot on the National Registrar of Historic Places!
6) Hardware & General Store - Lynchburg
The Jack Daniels Distillery hails from Lynchburg, and so does this brick-laden general store. It's in the town square, and a perfect spot to browse.
5) Miller's Grocery - Christiana
This piece of the past is a large draw for the town of Christiana, but don't expect to stock up on milk. It operates mainly now as a restaurant.
4) Nett's Grocery - Bethel
Bethel has been hiding quite the gem, hasn't it?! This cute red and white spot is the best place for you to stop and get an RC Cola.
3) General Store - Hamblen County
This grocery doesn't operate any longer, but how neat is it to see the world before Kroger?! Especially on the banks of ol' Lick Creek.
2) Webb's Brother's General Store - Reliance
Tucked away in Reliance, TN, this grocery is a large tourist draw.
1) Skullbone General Store - Skullbone
Skullbone boasts a darling little place that looks like the exact replica of all those cartoons and books you read as a kid. Complete with the Texaco star!
Do you have any suggestions, any places tucked in the Tennessee hills? Let us know in the comments below!