Middlesex Mural Depicts Old-school Farming

Mural on Manning Brothers General Merchandise, Middlesex, North Carolina. Photo taken December 1, 2017 by Kay Whatley.
Mural on Manning Brothers General Merchandise, Middlesex, North Carolina. Photo taken December 1, 2017 by Kay Whatley.

Manning Brothers General Merchandise, a hardware and farm supply store in Middlesex, North Carolina, has occupied the same building for over 100 years. Since 2010, a mural has adorned the building’s side, depicting a farmer and mule in a tobacco field.

Drive to 10237 S Nash Street, Middlesex NC, park in the large lot next to Manning Brothers, and the mural is easy to spot.

Hanging inside the hardware/farm store is a painting of the farmer and mule that served as the model for the mural’s painter, who signed “Cortés 5/10”.

While in the store, pick up any hardware, plants, seed, or supplies needed. They have a wide variety of goods.

 

Close up of Manning Brothers mural. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Close up of Manning Brothers mural. Photo: Kay Whatley.

Visit this quaint town in Nash County and take a look at this rural mural. Walk around the small town and check out the other unique local shops, or pick up groceries at Middlesex Grocery — which occupies the space next to Manning Brothers.

For more on the Town of Middlesex, visit townofmiddlesexnc.org.

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.