The Oldest General Store Near Austin Has A Fascinating History

Salty, savory and delicious, beef jerky is the ultimate treat. No one makes this awesome snack food quite like Whittington’s. This historic general store sits just outside of Austin in Johnson City. Travelers weaving their way through the hill country absolutely must make a stop at this local gem. As the oldest general store near Austin, Whittington’s has a fascinating history.

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You can find Whittington’s Jerky and General Store in Johnson City at 602 S US Highway 281. To learn more about their delicious jerky, visit