A History of Martin's
This store, first known as Daniel's Store, or the "Beehive," was built before the Civil War by James Wright Daniel (1814-1904) and several business partners. In 1878, James Martin (1815-1879) bought the store from the other partners and became sole owner until his death early the next year. Martin's son J.C. Martin (1861-1949) and his grandsons ran this general store for 119 years. The grandsons, J.Y. Martin (1906-1969) and J.H. Martin (1907-2000) continued to operate the store until it closed in 1997. It sold groceries, dry goods, automotive, and farm supplies, was a polling place, housed a doctor's office and was the site of many community gatherings. The Masons, the Grange, and the Woodmen of the World held meetings on the second floor for many years.
Martin's General Store
Established in the early 1800's as a general store which provided everything the early settler needed for his homestead. It has always served as an important gathering place for the community. It was converted to a restaurant in early 2012 and is still serving the community featuring local produce and farm fresh food cooked and served like you wish mama still cooked!
Welcome to Martin's General Merchandise and Bee Hive Cafe
Serving lunch Wednesday through Saturday with Super Supper on Thursday evening with live music and a big Country Breakfast on Saturday morning.