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Town of Talking Rock Mural

 

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The train played a vital part in the lives of the residents by providing a source for shipping cotton grown in the community, mail delivery, and travel to other parts of the state.  At one time the train came through town four times a day.

 

The railroad depot was sold to an employee of the railroad

for a small amount years ago.

 

The background, white 2 story house was the home place of J. R. Allen; it is believed that at some point the home was used as a boarding house.

 

The green 2-story building was purchased by the Hobson Family in 1924 and was operated as a General Store until around 1980.  The store is operated today as an antique shop by a daughter of Mr. Hobson, Helen Low.  In 1913, a large addition was put on the store and used as a hotel to house traveling sales men.

 

The brown l-story building was the home of Virgie Haggood and was referred to by locals as the Hat House, because Mr. Haggood was a milliner (hat maker) by trade.

 

The white building was built around 1930 and was home to Joe Simmons who raised his family there and operated a small country store.

 

Not much is known about the tavern. In the late 40ís a chenille bedspread factory was constructed on this site.  In the early 50ís, Coke operated a warehouse business from our present day  Town Hall which was remodeled in 1998.

 

The small white building served as the Post Office for many years.  It is said that there was a doctorís office behind the post office.

 

Above Main Street in the woods, you will find Talking Rock Church, which has an active congregation today.

 

At the far right you will find Talking Rock School House.  It was built in 1877 in Ludville, moved to Talking Rock  in 1882 and refurbished by retired teachers with grant funds in 1998.

 

People in the front row are depictions by the artist, Mary Ann Manzel, of the sheriff, doctor, and others individuals as they may have looked in 1883.

 

Just for fun can you locate the dog and the cat?

 

 

WAIT....there's more..............

click here to take a look at our  SECOND beautiful mural

 

 

 

 

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Left half of mural.

 

 

 

Right half of mural.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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