This is the Burnt Corn General Store that is the icon for the Burnt Corn community. This store is now owned by the JFB Lowery Estate and was operated by Sam Lowery until his death in 1996. Ray Welch a trusted employee of the Lowery store for many year is now managing and operating this historic store.
Evelyn Johnson was also an employee of Sam and Evelyn Lowery household for more than 30 years is still employed at the Lowery store. This store served as the U.S. Post Office until the Postal Service closed the post office in 1997. Post Service started in Burnt Corn in 1817. The upper part of this building also served as the Burnt Corn Masonic Lodge which was charted on December 3, 1890 and remained active until 1934 when the chater was forfeited. That space also served as the meeting place for the Burnt Corn Methodist Church in 1908 uttil the church building was constructed in 1913. Sam Lowery's father Jake Lowery aquired this store many years ago when he purchased a lot property in Burnt Corn. The J.F.B. Lowery estate is said to own between 13,000 to 20,000 arces of land in Burnt Corn. Most property was aquired during and after the depression.