History of Sloans


Sloan's began in 1901 after William H. Sloan returned from the Civil War. He stocked a truck with supplies that rural families needed and took it to them. He also opened a store in Gudger, TN, which was the beginning of the current Sloan's stores. William Sloan began a family tradition of the "one stop shop". Customer service is and always has been our main focus. While each of our 4 stores may vary in the merchandise offered, size, and location, each is dedicated to customer relationships and service.

Sloan's has grown over the years from the travelling store to 4 locations: Sloan's Hardware in Madisonville, Sloan's of Vonore, Sloan's Village Home Center in Tellico Village, and Sloan's of Etowah. Each location has its own unique personality, offering what the community needs.

Sloan's Hardware in Madisonville offers a full line of hardware, a paint center, and feed. Sloan's of Vonore has a convenience store with Shell gasoline, a deli, a grocery store with a meat department, a complete hardware center, feed, and a large sporting goods center. Sloan's Village Home Center has a full line of hardware, paint, a deli, a United States Post Office, a lumber center, and a beautiful lawn and garden department. Sloan's of Etowah carries a complete hardware line, a paint center, feed, and lumber.

Everyone at Sloan's is ready to serve you. Come see what each of our unique stores has to offer!

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