Stores of Port Royal

Stores of Port Royal (HM1ASO)

Location: Adams, TN 37010 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 33.233', W 87° 8.483'

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Port Royal State Historic Park

The earliest stores in Port Royal date back to the late 1790s, most of which were taverns and inns. Stores could thrive for many years due to the commerce brought in by the Great Western Road which passed through Port Royal. At various times the town had silversmiths, blacksmiths, grocers, doctors, mills, drygoods stores, cabinet and furniture makers, tailors, shoemakers and even a silk mill in the 1840s.

Where you are now standing was once the main street through Port Royal. Stores lined this street on either side for several hundred yards.

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This is Bertha Bourne on the front porch of her store around 1930. This store stood for many decades. It was located where the current highway bridge begins.

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These are letterheads from various stores located in Port Royal.
(Also)
An advertisement for B.F. Hamlett's drug store.

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The Mallory Way Station served as a tavern and stagecoach inn from at least 1836 until the late 19th century. It later served as a grocery store and then a private residence in the 20th century. The Port Royal ferry was also operated by whomever owned this building. The foundation of this building is in front of you. Photo taken in mid 1970s.
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HM NumberHM1ASO
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Placed ByTennessee State Parks
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 487347 N 4045394
Decimal Degrees36.55388333, -87.14138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.233', W 87° 8.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 13.98" N, 87° 8' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)615, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3150 Port Royal Rd, Adams TN 37010, US
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