General Store, Devereux

Devereux was planned as a suburb of Sparta though it never materialized in the way its planners had hoped. This was likely the main business in town, located across from the railroad tracks.



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4 responses to “General Store, Devereux

  1. Nfutral

    I came up with this discussion in a quick google search and it is bursting with connections to Devereaux. Thought I’d share for those who (like me) want to know more.

  2. Sandra Clarke

    Brian, Devereux used to be a pretty thriving small village , there was a very large store, 2 meat markets, a bank, & 2 more stores past the large store with the one you pictured, the last ‘& probably the smallest. When I was growing up my daddy, Ivy Coleman worked in the large store with his Coz, Joe Coleman, & Mr. Bill Armour., it was called J.M. Moate Co. & Mr. Moate I never knew, but his wife I did know. She lived to be 104 & lived in the 2 story house at the triangle intersection before you get to where the stores used to be. There was also a large stone building across the street near rr tracks that was a warehouse for cotton maybe. It was not in use while I was growing up & was torn down about 15 years ago. There was also a PO & Depot & a cotton gin. Trains used to stop in Devereux & there was a large settlement of houses on past the store you pictured where RR folks lived.
    Jewel Thompson lives in the community & could fill in more about this settlement. I commented to you before on one of your posts & knew & loved Rev. Dan Williamson who you also knew.


    • Ellen Smith

      Thank you for describing this place. I was having a hard time conjuring up a ‘suburb’ of Sparta. I know where it is and realize there isn’t much left now.

  3. Sandra Clarke

    Ellen, Do you have relatives that lived in the area?

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