Beginning on the corner of Highway 11 and 221 in 1952, Watson & Son Furniture was the Goodyear and Hotpoint Dealer. Later in 1954, furniture and toys were then added to what was then called, Watson Tire Company. Walter Lynn and Kathryn Watson (our grandparents) were the founders and owners of what was later called Watson’s Furniture Company. Located in the same building was the family owned Watson Insurance Company which is still serving the community today. It is presently located in the original store location.
The business began growing so quickly, W. Lynn Watson purchased the old Community Cash Store (the local grocery store) on Main Street and there relocated Watson & Son Furniture. The name changed to Watson’s Furniture Store and has operated on Main Street to the present day. Watson's has added five (5) buildings that include Brock's Department Store (where many families purchased clothing), Chesnee Drug Store (where you could get your needed medicine along with the best orange-aid in the world), Fagan’s, and Hall’s Five & Dime and now covers one whole city block. We continue to be owned and operated by the Watson Family. Come visit us for a whole city block of savings!
Here to Serve You,
John and Jeff Watson