Seneca Store - Poolesville MD
N 39° 04.774 W 077° 20.436
18S E 297538 N 4328214
Quick Description: This marker commemorates Seneca Store, the oldest general store in continuous operation in Montgomery County, Md. Locally known as Poole's General Store, it is still a favorite farm supply store and market.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 4:58:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM8K0C
In 1900, Frederick Allnutt purchased the 1855
Darby House and 1 1/2 acres of land from
Wilson Tschiffely. who had recently acquired
the property along with the nearby mill.
Allnutt, who had been running a store next to
the canal for several years, built this
general store facing River Road in 1901. Upon
the death of Frederick Allnutt in 1915, the
store and house passed to his widow, Ada
Allnutt, then in 1927 to Guy and Hilda Allnutt.
The store was sold to Raymond Poole in 1965
and became known as Poole's General Store.
It is the oldest general store in continuous
operation in Montgomery County.
Marker Type (optional): ----
County (required): Montgomery County
Location (required): 16315 Old River Road, Poolesville MD
More info about the site/marker (optional):
The families named in the marker are still in the area and remembered in local place names as well.
Poole's Store is a convenient & popular rest stop for hikers on the nearby Seneca Greenway Trail.
Website for more info (optional): [Web Link]
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