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Did You Know?

(Scottsville, KY) Did you know that Dollar General started in Scottsville, KY? Its original store is located just a few miles from the Senior Perspectives program at the Medical Center at Scottsville. The company began in 1939 as a family-owned business called J.L. Turner and Son in Scottsville, Kentucky, owned by James Luther Turner and Cal Turner. In 1955, the name changed to Dollar General Corporation and in 1968 the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange. Fortune 500 recognized Dollar General in 1999 and in 2020 reached #112. Dollar General has grown to become one of the most profitable stores in the rural United States with revenue reaching around $27 billion in 2019. As of January 1, 2023, there were 18,774 Dollar General Stores in the US.



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