“Likely, CSA President Jefferson Davis traveled close to or along this route to the Brick House stage stop after passing Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church.”
City Directories and History: Reported to have been constructed in 1910, where John S. Bell operated a general store from 1910-1949. It was once of five old commercial buildings once found at Renno.
In 2018, little remains of the country store but it is evident that it served a small rural community that had prospered at the end of the 19th century and by 1910 had for the most part rebounded from the economic horrors of the Civil War.
***Historian, Harvey S. Teal’s S.C. Post Office History, 1989 states: the Bell’s Store Post Office operated from 1820 – 1824, David Bell – Postmaster.
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