Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Rockford General Store is still a favorite cycling destination!

Rockford General Store
Rockford, NC has been a cycling destination for years from the Winston-Salem, NC area. Of course a rest stop at the Rockford General Store  is the main event once reaching Rockford by bicycle. Inside the general store you will find over 200 different types of old fashioned candies, antiques and many different metal advertising signs for sale. Soft drinks like Nehi Grape and Orange Crush bring back memories of days gone by. 

Antigues at the Rockford General Store

Rockford, NC was once the county seat of Surry County. Surry County once encompassed Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin, Davie and Rowan Counties. With that came a booming, bustling town. The county seat was moved to Dobson, NC in 1850. There remains a lot of history in Rockford and a number of buildings, which still stand today for all to admire and enjoy. The train still passes by daily, although no longer a passenger train, it is still fun for both kids and adults to watch.

Wrapped Candies at the Rockford General Store.
The Rockford General Store is an original old fashioned country general store that has been in operation since 1890. Creeky wooden floors, old fashioned candy jars, hoop cheese are just a few old timey items you will discover at the store. Located at 5174 Rockford Road, Rockford, NC 27017. 336-374-5317 Click here to go to the Rockford General Store web site.

Hours of operation:
Sun.: 10:00-5:00, Mon. & Tues.: Closed, Wed.-Sat. 10:00 -5:00.

The front porch was nice and shady today.
My bike sitting in the shade.
The Rockford Store is a destination for motorcyclist also.
I was so hungry today when I arrived at the store I ordered a hamburger from the grill inside the store.

Rolling out of Rockford, NC on a road that runs parallel to the Yadkin River.

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