Waxpool General Store and Post Office

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Waxpool General Store and Post Office

The Waxpool General Store and Post Office has been preserved as a time capsule of days gone by. It operated from about 1880 to the early 1940s. The Waxpool General Store was owned and operated by S.E. Munday, Sr. and his descendants. The store sat at the intersection of Waxpool and Belmont Ridge Road. The Mundays owned and lived at the farm located across the street. Many of the objects that you see in the store are original and were left behind when the store closed its door in the early 1940s.

Waxpool General Store Interior

The general store for many years was the place where you bought or bartered for anything you needed such as produce, candy, household goods, material to make your own clothes, and patent medicine and home remedies.

Waxpool Post Office

The Waxpool General Store also served as the Post Office for the area. The only phone located in Loudoun County was in the Waxpool General Store. It was a meeting place and central location where people could gather and catch up on news and gossip. The store was open six days a week but if you stopped by on a Sunday, the family would gladly open the store. The store was also a voting precinct; a Democratic ballot box, a voting screen, and ballot cards dating back to 1919 were found in the store.

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