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Brummetts Creek School

Brummetts Creek School

It’s back to school time!  These days public schools have consolidated, with only 2 high schools, 2 middle schools, 2 elementary schools, and 1 primary school in Mitchell County.  A century ago, however, each community had a small school with most grades attending...

Professor James Clayton Bowman

Professor James Clayton Bowman

One of Mitchell County’s earliest and most important educators was James Clayton Bowman. J.C., as he was known, was born in Mitchell County in 1862, married Anna Mary Young in 1885, and then went to Athens Georgia to further his education. He returned and purchased a...

1950 Pitman Reunion on Hawkins Branch

1950 Pitman Reunion on Hawkins Branch

Summer is the time for family reunions!  This photo shows a reunion held in the Summer of 1950 at the home of Adam and Kate Pitman on Hawkins Branch Road.  Those gathered are the descendants of Gilbert and Mary Turbyfill Pitman. Gilbert Pitman was one of the 13 men...

Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County was fortunate to have lost only four soldiers in what has been called the “Great War” or the “War to End All Wars.” However, the memory of those four young men is a reminder of the tragic loss of life suffered across the state and nation. It also...

The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

Jim Jones had no idea that the photograph which appeared on the front page of the December 26, 1946 Tri-County Newswould later become the iconic symbol for the Town of Spruce Pine. The tree graced the yard of the English Inn, and Mrs. Isaac English encouraged that it...

May Reminds Us of Aunt Bettie Ann Greene

May Reminds Us of Aunt Bettie Ann Greene

In March 1884, the Rev Stephen Morgan Collis conducted the marriage of Rev Stephen Morgan Greene to Elizabeth Ann Buchanan. Both had lost their first marriage partners. Aunt Betty Ann, as she was known affectionately, loved flowers, but on the limited budget of a...

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