Merchants in Spartansburg offered everything that that people in town and the surrounding area needed.

  • Akins Brothers Begin Business in Spartansburg (7/9/1831) - This is a mill similar to what Akins might have built. In the 1830's The Akins brothers, Andrew and Aaron,…
  • Platt’s (Akins, Jude, Eldred and Thompson, Davis and Hyde, Platt & Steadman) Mill (1/10/1832) - Platt's Mill on Mill Street beside the dam is the longest operating business site in Spartansburg.  It was the original…
  • Early Hardware Stores (Alsdorf / Burt / Thompson / Hilliker) (3/3/1855) - Hardware stores have served an important role in all small communities by providing those items that could not easily be…
  • Winans / Morris / Beal / Bates Hardware (3/5/1860) - AV Winans came to Spartansburg in about 1865 and established a butcher shop with his brother, SA Winans.  Two years…
  • Goldsteins’ Mercantile (1/18/1868) - With the mottos "Live and Let Live" and "A Satisfied Customer is the Best Advertisement" Goldstein's Mercantile operated in Spartansburg…
  • Gustav Schmelzer Shoes and Boots (2/3/1890) - With thanks to Gustav's Great Grandson, Robert for sharing information and photos of Gustav and some of his tools and…
  • Evert Frost-Watches and Jewelry (5/8/1900) - In the late 1890s and early 1900s, Everett (Evert) Frost and wife, Edna, lived in Spartansburg where he owned a…
  • BL (Bert) Miller-Druggist (12/30/1900) - From the June 30, 1905 Spartansburg Sentinel BL Miller came to Spartansburg from Williamsport in Summer, 1905 having purchased the…
  • Rexford Drug Store (8/25/1910) - On the southwest corner of Main Street and Mechanic Street, a large brick building was erected after the 1878 fire…
  • Dooher Hardware and Grocery (3/7/1921) - Peter Joseph Dooher (PJ) and his wife Flora (Whaley) came to Spartansburg before 1910.  He served as a depot operator…
  • Hardware: Most’s to Bova’s (3/17/1968) - In 1968, the hardware that had been owned and run by Fern Beale and the Bates, was purchased by Herbert…
  • Piggly Wiggly (4/4/2021) - Grocery stores in the late 1800s and early 1900s, usually had clerks who would get the groceries for customers and…
  • Photographer~JP Hearn (1/7/2022) - James P Hearn served the photographic needs of Spartansburg, Waterford and Union City for several years starting in about 1875.…