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Picturing The Past: General Merchandise And Hardware Store Were The Hub Of The Brevard Community


Last updated 2/4/2019 at 1:58pm

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Deaver-Patton Company brass token for merchandise.

In the early 1900s, most small communities had a general merchandise store. On the Hendersonville Road about 2.5 miles from downtown Brevard the Deaver-Patton Company's store was located at the busy crossroads of Pisgah Forest surrounded by the Brevard Tannin' Company and Carr Lumber Company.

The Certificate of Incorporation of the Deaver-Patton Company on file at the Register of Deeds Office is dated Sept. 1, 1909. The stockholders were John C. Deaver, T.T. (Thomas Taylor) Patton, T.E. (Thomas Edward) Patton, and H.H. (Harry Heiss) Patton. A notice for spectacles lost near the store i...

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