Catsburg Country Store, Catsburg, Durham County, NC

Catsburg Country Store, Durham County, NC. Photograph by Michelle Michael.

Now, this is the kind of photograph that makes me fantasize about road trips and intriguing highways and bways. Michelle Michael took this picture on one of her many North Carolina architectural excursions. It is located on Old Oxford Highway in Durham County, NC.  The Catsburg Country Store is no longer in operation. It was built in the 1920s by Sheriff E.G. “Cat” Belvin, who was known to be able to sneak up on moonshiners and bootleggers.  See the Durham County Architectural Inventory.