South Carolina Picture Project
 
South Carolina Picture Project

Wateree Country Store — Wateree, South Carolina


SC Picture Project  |  Richland County  |  Wateree Country Store


Adopt A South Carolina Landmark
Wateree Country Store

This quaint building is known as the Wateree Country Store and stands along McCords Ferry Road, which itself is named for an historic Revolutionary War site along the Congaree River in Camden. Wateree – located near Eastover in Richland County – takes its name from the Wateree Indians who once lived in this area. Wateree is also the name of a river near Camden and may mean “to float on water.” Lake Wateree in Kershaw County takes its name from this tribe as well.

Wateree Country Store

Dawn Roberts of Summerville, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The store is unique in that it was established in 1856 and operated until the mid-1990s, meaning it served Wateree for well over a century! Its owners lived in a house behind it (1).

Wateree Country Store Sign

Dawn Roberts of Summerville, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

According to the SC Department of Transportation, which sponsored a guide to country stores in South Carolina (2), the Wateree Country Store is a model of a “one-part” general store and has the following architectural features:

  • Oriented at road “T”
  • Pier construction with metal sheets covering
  • Seamed metal roof with chuimney flue
  • Sponsored store name sign (in this case, by Coca Cola)
  • Longer than it is wide
  • Front-facing gable
  • Symmetrical three-bay front
  • Controlled entry – minimal doors
  • Central double-paneled doors
  • Barred windows flanking front entry
  • Nearly windowless side elevations maximize interior retail space, and provide open canvas for painted and/or applied advertising signage
  • Sidewalls and front used as open canvas for signage

We are actively seeking additional information to add to this entry. If you can help, please add information below. Thank you!

Wateree Country Store Side

Dawn Roberts of Summerville, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Wateree Country Store Doors

Dawn Roberts of Summerville, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Wateree Country Store Sources


1. Christine Shearer Whalen of Piedmont, SC

2. Rural Commerce in Context: South Carolina’s Country Stores, 1850-1950, New South Associates, 2012

Wateree Country Store: Help Us Learn More


Please fill in one or more fields based on your knowledge. We really appreciate your help, and we will credit you for your contribution. Learn more about our Adopt A Landmark program. Thank you!

 

Wateree Country Store Info


Address: McCords Ferry Road, Wateree, SC 29044
GPS Coordinates: 33.806779,-80.636912

Wateree Country Store Map

Please Share Your Thoughts!


Did you enjoy this page? Do you have any information we should add? Send us your comments below — we can't wait to hear from you!




SC PICTURE PROJECT

Join Us on Facebook
Search for Landmarks

TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Adams Run Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cayce Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Chesterfield Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Daufuskie Island Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Erhardt Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fort Mill Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hardeeville Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Hotels & Inns Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Jamestown Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Lowndesville Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Pomaria Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Santee Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stateburg Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Sunsets Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Troy Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Ware Shoals Waterfalls Water Towers Wedgefield West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Woodruff Yemassee York