Where in Carolina Country is This?
August 2019The August “Where Is This” photo by EnergyUnited member Chip Culler features the old JC Fields Store located near the intersection of Highways 93 and 221 in the Elk Creek Community of Alleghany County, near Amelia (with Sparta’s zip code), not far from the Virginia state line. Reader Jay Minor noted that the store, located across from the Elk Creek Baptist Church, had to be moved back so Highway 93 could be built, and nails were sold in bags instead of boxes at some point in the store’s life (the store sign says 1888-1994). Mimi Gannaway and Kathy Reeves-Miller recalled that J.C. and Annie Fields operated the store, which also housed a post office. The couple had two daughters, Pearl and Clyde. All J.C. wanted his daughters to learn were how to shoot, swim and to ride a horse, and they did! The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Debbie Sturgill of Laurel Springs, a Blue Ridge Energy member.