Ira V. Ferguson's Country Store - Mint Hill, NC
N 35° 10.683 W 080° 39.121
17S E 531685 N 3892843
Quick Description: Ira V. Ferguson Country Store
Ira V. Ferguson (b.1894-1932), opened his small store in 1921 on Ferguson Road, near Clear Creek Baptist Church. His store was unique due to its stone cellar that provided refrigeration for milk, butter, buttermilk, eggs, cheese fruit, and vegetables.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2012 3:11:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA6V
Welcome Visitors to the Carle J. EcEwen Historic Village. Ira V. Ferguson Country Store is part of this new historic village.
A 'For Sale' sign hammered into the front lawn of the old country doctor's building was all the motivation needed to begin the Mint Hill Historical Society. Twenty-one citizens signed the charter in 1985 with the purpose of preserving the history of the area. The Mint Hill Country Doctor's Museum was the first restoration project. Now, twenty five years later, everyone is invited to take a step into history at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Visitors can walk through the restored Country Doctor’s Office, the Ashcraft one room schoolhouse, the Ira V. Ferguson Country Store and the Gold Assay office where miners brought their ore to see if they had struck it rich!! Other outbuildings in the village like the blacksmith shop, hen house, and meat curing building reflect the rural nature of early Mint Hill. Join the children and adults alike who find excitement and enchantment as they step back in time in the village.
7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Food Court: no
Gift Shop: no
Hours of Operation:
Plan your Visit
The Mint Hill Historical Society Office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm. Tours of the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village are available by appointment. Contact the office at (704) 573-0726 or info@MintHillHistory.com
Cost: 5.00 (listed in local currency)
Museum Size: Small
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