Knight’s Store-Balsam, North Carolina

Knight’s Store was opened in 1901 by D. T. Knight and operated until 1979, when his grandson, Bill Knight, needed to step away because he could no longer keep the store open. As I was researching the history of this store, I found several obituaries for different members of the Knight family. It’s clear from these obituaries that the family loved running this store, and it was integral to the community of Balsam. Below are links to their obituaries or information on FindAGrave.

William B. Knight on Findagrave

Arlene Crawford Knight

Isabelle Powell Knight

Knight’s Store is in front of the building that is on fire. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.)

D. T. Knight’s granddaughter, Anita, provides more information and photos on her website.

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