Wagon" to nostalgic Country Store, Law & Benson holds its place
21st Century serving its customers and clientele . . . yesterday, today
Law & Benson Olde Country Store is
rooted in 90 plus years of rich family tradition and continues operating as a 3rd generation family
owned and operated business.
Our lovely store is the place where
the best of the past meets the
convenience of the present and where the charm of yesteryear
meets the needs of today.
Founder John E.
Law built his general store next to his home after having
served the surrounding community in his "Huckster Wagon." The
store was originally known as the John E. Law & Son General Store.
Grandpa formed the business with his son, Ralph V. Law.
Into the 1950's,
with his wife, Laura E. (Cook) Law and daughter,
Ruth "Eileen," the
company continued to serve the bustling Village of Lithopolis. At that
son-in-law, Gerald B. "Jim" Benson, joined the business.
It was shortly thereafter that the store name was changed to Law
& Benson General Store.
As the village
evolved, so did the old general store. In the
mid-1980's, Lithopolis became a busy destination for antique lovers and
New shops sprang up and visitors flocked to this
little Village. Once again, Law & Benson General Store was up
to the challenge, changing our inventory to reflect the times without
compromising our history and heritage.
Old Store Sign
Y2K found us evolving
again to better meet the needs of our loyal and new customers.
With updated merchandise, we catered to the diverse and
tastes of our clientele, while continuing to offer
much desired naturals like Watkins Products™ and Honey
Bars™. Also found on the shelves are long lasting and economical
as American-made Key™ denim.
Following her retirement as a high
school French teacher,
granddaughter, Kathlynn Benson Moling joined her mother, Eileen, in the
Now known as Law & Benson
Olde Country Store, we are proud to take Grandpa's
beginnings into the age of the world wide web!