The most charming general store in North Carolina? When I read the title of this list, I thought for sure I knew what would it would be. Perhaps the most famous, or maybe it’s just the one I’m most familiar with, is the Mast General Store. The Boone and Valle Crucis staple has been around since 1883.

But nope that didn’t take the crown. Instead, we go up the road a little bit to Dobson, NC. The town is in Surry County and in the 2010 census reported a population of just over 1,500. But it’s still just a short drive from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Wilkesboro, Elkin, Pilot Mtn, Mt Airy, and the Virginia State Line. Which makes it the perfect location for a general store.

The general store’s website describes it as “the best-kept secret in North Carolina where “Hello and how are you doing today” will greet you every time you walk through the door. A true old-fashioned country store. Grab yourself a Grape Nehi or an Orange Crush and have a seat on a bench on the front porch, or grab a rocking chair beside the wood stove and sit a spell. ” Do you know what it is yet?

First, how was this decided upon as the most charming general store in North Carolina? Well, it was based on a list created by

Without further ado, the most charming general store in North Carolina (and some neighboring states) is: