The Causeyville Store

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Originally founded as a trading post to the Choctaw in 1895, this store has served as a post office, voting precinct, doctor's office, barber shop, telephone exchange and a motion picture theater, among its many "lives".  And now, this general store in Causeyville, Miss. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It contains many original fixtures and is the home of the Mechanical Musical Museum.  

When you walk in, the owner, Dorothy Hagwood is happy to talk about the store's history and show you around.  There are so many neat things in the store — old player pianos, radios, Coca-Cola collectibles, movie posters, etc.  She actually has one of the two Wurtlizer Player Pianos ever made.  The other one was housed in a hotel where it later burned to the ground.  

 She also has this 1947 RCA Television Set.

She has antiques for sale as well as everything else you would find in just about any other general store — cokes, chips, laundry detergent, canned food, etc. and she also sells cane syrup.

It's a short drive from downtown Meridian and if you have the time, Dorothy would love to share with you the history of this general store.  However, don't be alarmed when her dogs are the first to greet you at the door.  They are sweet as can be!

6129 Causeyville Road
Meridian, MS 39301-9323
(601) 644-3102

Hope you will make the drive to see everything this place has to offer, y'all!!


1 comment:

  1. We haven't been in a while and should go and take the kids. I love the movie posters!


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