Skelton Mercantile Company
Submitted by June Banks Evans 9 Aug 2003
(This page was last updated
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.
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