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Richard Roper, Jr. Grocery — Moncks Corner, South Carolina

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Richard Roper, Jr. Grocery

This store in Moncks Corner is the enterprise of the late Richard Roper, Jr. A native of neighboring Cordesville, Roper joined the United States Army upon graduating from high school and served for 30 years. After retiring from the military, Roper opened the rural grocery store seen here.

Roper Davis Grocery

Brandon Coffey of Charleston, 2018 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Roper was also the owner of the former Roper Wall Street Park. The park was built by Willie Powell on Roper’s land for use as a public playground and park. The park closed in 2007 when Roper decided to leave the land to his family. Roper was also known for naming several of the streets near his home. The US Postal Service refused to deliver mail to residences on streets that did not have names, so Roper took on the role of assigning names to many of Moncks Corner’s side streets.

Richard Roper, Jr. died in October of 2013. The future of the Roper Davis Grocery Store site is uncertain.

Richard Roper, Jr. Grocery Info

Address: 1290 Dr. Evans Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29641
GPS Coordinates: 33.175470,-79.954930

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One Comment about Richard Roper, Jr. Grocery

Eleanor Cooper Brown says:
July 12th, 2018 at 2:07 pm

This information is incorrect, the store pictured is the store that was the successor store of Daniel Roper, who was brother to Richard Roper. So the information regarding the store owned by Richard Roper, Jr. should be appropriated with a location on Wall Street in Moncks Corner. My grandfather was uncle to Ropers, so I have first hand understanding of the history.

Bertha Roper Davis is the daughter of Daniel Roper who continued to manage the location pictured. If you would correct this story, it would be helpful to translate an accurate history of the location. Thank you.


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