Skelton Mercantile Company

Submitted by June Banks Evans 9 Aug 2003

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Skelton Mercantile Company [photograph ca 1932], Forksville, Wilson Road, route #638, Mecklenburg County

36° 45' 12"N, 78° 02' 58"W - FORKSVILLE quad

This general store, destroyed by fire ca 1972, was located on old route #31, formerly U.S. route #1, the old Boydton-Petersburg Plank Road), Mecklenburg County. A plat on record for "Lots at Skelton in Mecklenburg Co., Va." was drawn by William G. Brown on December 12, 1921. The store was situated on one-acre lot #2, noted on the plat as six miles from South Hill. The last owner and storekeeper was Clarence Meredith Evans, Sr., agent for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad at Skelton Station; Evans bought the store shortly after his marriage to Saluda Ann Rebecca Bugg in Wise NC.

See plat of Skelton.

[References: MDB 88:180-1; The Journals of William Emmanuel Bugg – 1848-1935, transcribed by June Banks Evans, with additional data: Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, p. 311]

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