Bringing the Past and Present together.


The Burgess family has owned and operated various stores, restaurants, and other businesses in Pickens and surrounding counties for over a century. The newest addition to this heritage is located at 710 West Main St. in the city of Pickens, between Tony’s Restaurant and Blue Ridge Electric.

The Burgess family welcomes you to The Burgess General Store where you can shop with us for the best in a diverse inventory that includes, Old-Fashioned candies and sodas; Certified Organic coffees, foods, and baking supplies; a great selection of “Lodge” cast-iron cookware and a great line of unique kitchen utensils; “Melissa & Doug” toys for all ages; “Stephen Joseph” rain gear and bags; “Berkey,” “Doulton,” “Sawyer,” and “Aquamira” water filtration and other water-related items; “All American” / “Ball” and “Kilner” canning supplies; food production and preservation equipment and supplies; long-term food storage; a large variety of vegetable garden seed; essential oils; and much more!

Our goal is to offer a diversity of great items at competitive prices, all while you shop in a comfortable and appealing environment. We support local producers and showcase their products throughout the store. We also have a Trading Post where unique items can be fairly traded. The Burgess General Store also accepts alternative methods of payment. While in the store, just ask for the details.

Come on in, make yourself at home and stay a while. Sit in our book-nook and enjoy a relaxing cup of great-tasting coffee while you check out our expansive list of homesteading and do-it-yourself books.

We are now offering Hershey’s Ice Cream and Hot Dogs with homemade chili.



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