Catsburg Country Store (Durham, NC)
Is Durham's Catsburg Country Store a store teeming with cats? A store that sells cats? A store run by cats? According to Wikiped...
Is Durham's Catsburg Country Store a store teeming with cats?
A store that sells cats?
A store run by cats?
According to Wikipedia, the abandoned general store was built sometime in the 1920s by Sheriff Eugene "Cat" Belvin. The details behind how he obtained his "Cat" nickname are much more interesting than the store itself:
Belvin was an extremely popular sheriff in Durham County who earned his nickname through his ability to sneak up on bootleggers and moonshiners in the 1920s. Little to nothing is known of "Cat" but some say that his knack for finding local stills had much to do with him being a Distiller and wiping out the competition.
What To Know Before You GoGPS Coordinates: (36.049033, -78.872959)
Location: 1072 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC