Two Egg, Florida, got its name during the Great Depression. According to local lore, two young boys were so strapped for cash that they paid a local shopkeeper for sugar by giving them two eggs. These make-do business transactions occurred so regularly that patrons began referring to the establishment as a “two egg store.” Eventually, the name caught on with traveling salesmen, who spread it to other towns.
The community is actually much older than its name. Well before the Great Depression, the Allison Brothers operated a sawmill and store here. They established the village as a center for their operations. The saws of the mill could be heard here daily, cutting the longleaf pine timber of eastern Jackson County into thousands of board feet of lumber.
District that included two stores, homes and a few other small businesses. The two stores remain today. One, the Pittman store, remained in business into the 1980s. The other, the Lawrence store, operated until after the year 2,000. Both, however, are closed today.
Even though they are no longer open, the weathered buildings offer a chance to step back in time for a few minutes and walk the crossroads of historic Two Egg. There are no markers or interpretive signs at present, but efforts are underway to place a marker at the crossroads.
Before the Lawrence Store closed a few years ago, it was a popular stopping point for visitors to Two Egg and served as the community’s “unofficial” welcome center. A steady stream of travelers stopped by the store after seeing the “Two Egg” highway signs. They usually left with souvenirs, a good dose of Southern hospitality and a better understanding of how Florida’s most unique community came to exist.
Sadly, May of 2010 saw the destruction of part of downtown Two Egg. The State of Florida’s environmental agency directed the demolition of the historic Pittman store to clean up a decades old gas tank.
The only souvenirs available in Two Egg today are pictures, but rarely a day passes that someone isn’t seen snapping a photo of the old stores or posing by the road sign. It is a true bit of Americana.
The Two Egg Downtown Historic District is located in the heart of beautiful Two Egg, Florida. To reach the community from Interstate 10 and U.S. 90, take State Highway 69 north to Two Egg. Watch for the Two Egg signs and turn right on the next paved road.
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