Anderson & Haile Drug Company has withstood the test of time

1883.

When you think of that year, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps, the Wild West or America’s expansion. In Jackson County that was the year Anderson & Haile Drug Company opened for business.

On Feb. 6, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) paid tribute to the landmark that has, without question, withstood the test of time.

“The Anderson & Haile Drug Company (AHDC) in Gainesboro, Tennessee, has been serving the Jackson County community since 1883, more than 140 years,” according to TNECD. “Over the decades, this drugstore has navigated the changing landscape of pharmaceuticals and provided essential health care services while also serving as a gathering place for its customers to shop, eat and exchange news.”

TNECD says the goal is to celebrate Tennessee companies that “stand as living witnesses to Middle Tennessee’s rich history while embodying a spirit of perseverance and adaptability” as they travel across the state honoring companies that have marked a century or more in business.

AHDC is a monument to the American spirit, the spirit of entrepreneurship and the American dream, a dream realized throughout the history of modern America. It defines perseverance and adaptability.

“Thank you to everyone who was able to come by to celebrate this special day with us,” said AHDC in a statement. “Thank you to TNECD Commissioner McWhorter for honoring the drugstore today.”

AHDC is located at 101 West Gore Avenue in Gainesboro.

For more information, visit HERE or call 931-268-0233.

Photo courtesy of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

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