A. P. Carter Store

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A. P. Carter Store
AP Carter Grocery-now museum 1 copy (3305559504).jpg
View of the store in 2009
A. P. Carter Store is located in Virginia
A. P. Carter Store
Location Rt. 614, Maces Spring, Virginia
Coordinates 36°40′5″N 82°24′47″W / 36.66806°N 82.41306°W / 36.66806; -82.41306Coordinates: 36°40′5″N 82°24′47″W / 36.66806°N 82.41306°W / 36.66806; -82.41306
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1945 (1945)
Architectural style Vernacular Commercial
Governing body Private
MPS Carter Family TR
NRHP Reference # 85001411[1]
VLR # 084-0006
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 14, 1985
Designated VLR April 16, 1985[2]

A. P. Carter Store is a historic general store located at Maces Spring, Scott County, Virginia. It was built in 1945, and is a one-story, frame building with a cross-gable roof. The store is most notable for its association with the Carter Family, a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. It was occupied by a store operated by Alvin Pleasant "A.P." Delaney Carter's (1891–1960).[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: A. P. Carter Store". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo