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Fulton County Historical Markers

Manning Mercantile


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Manning Mercantile
  • Location: 20 N. Main Street, Alpharetta

MANNING MERCANTILE circa 1910

James H. and Thomas H. Manning operated Manning Mercantile store in a wood building that burned in 1902. It was replaced by a one-story brick building, which later housed the U.S. Post Office, Bates Grocery, Cowart Shoe Shop, Cook Shoe Shop, and the Alpharetta Welcome Center. A second story, added in the 1990s, preserved many of the original features of the building.