A general store is a rural or small town store that carries a general line of merchandise. It often sells everyday food items such as milk and bread, and a variety of household goods such as hardware and electrical supplies. The town’s post office was usually tucked away in a corner of the store.
General stores were established during the 18th and 19th centuries in many communities where mobility was limited. Some general stores are still in business today, while others sit on the side of the road to remind passersby of what once was.
Here are 8 general stores in Nevada that will give you a sense of nostalgia: