A hame is a one of the two curved wooden or metal pieces of a harness that fits around the neck of a draft animal to which the traces are attached.
In northeast Ohio, a small town called Hametown sprang up. The town became known for producing hames. Hametown has long disappeared, but the town’s former existence is remembered with the name Hametown Road that runs north and south between the city of Barberton, Ohio and town of Bath, Ohio.
The historic general store provided the citizenry a wide range of products ranging from food, cooking, and sewing supplies for the women. The men generally sought out hunting and farming supplies.
Hametownshoppes patterns itself after the general and the emergent more diversified department stores. Hametownshoppes offers a wide range of products to satisfy the buyer’s needs from home décor and personal jewelry to the very modern electronics, which did not exist when Hametown existed.
As Hametownshoppes expands its offerings, our goal is to increase and promote northeast Ohio products from the areas very talented artists and craftsman.
Enjoy your shopping at Hametownshoppes!