Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Burrows's Service Station / Cooper's Country Store

Marker ID: SCHM 45-13
Location: U.S. Highway 521 and S.C. Highway 377, Salters, SC
County: Williamsburg
Coordinates: N 33° 34.885    W 079° 49.351
  33.58141666    -79.82251666
Style: Free Standing **



This significant cultural and architectural example of a 20th-century country store was built in 1937 by Theron Burrows (1910-1973) when U.S. Hwy. 521 was finished from Georgetown to Manning. A combination grocery and gas station with family living quarters on the second floor, it was affiliated with Esso (now Exxon) and had the motto "we serve the needs of the neighborhood."


Burrows´s Service Station sold not only staple goods, fresh meat, and produce, but also clothing, farm supplies, hardware, feed and seed, and automotive products and parts. After Burrows died in 1973 his son-in-law George Cooper bought the business, renaming it "Cooper´s Country Store;" it now boasts several second- and third-generation employees and customers.

Erected by the Williamsburgh Historical Society, 2001