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A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A great deal of gratitude is owed to the older generations of local residents who collected artifacts that would otherwise be long gone today. Having pictures of one’s family, significant buildings, or events in the community were and are still treasured possessions....

Sheriff George K Pritchard – A Colorful Character!

Sheriff George K Pritchard – A Colorful Character!

  Mitchell County has had 21 men serve as Sheriff. In 1861 the first was Jackson Stewart, the brother of Frankie Stewart Silver; since then many interesting stories have been told and many more are most likely out there to be collected. One of the most colorful...

Tipton Hill’s Old Country Store

Tipton Hill’s Old Country Store

In 1947, Frank Griffith (1922-2012) and Farrell Tipton (1909-1977) became partners in a general store at Tipton Hill.  Frank and Farrell were brothers-in-law; Farrell was married to Frank’s sister Blanche.  The two men purchased the store from Joseph Tipton, Frank’s...

Clarissa

Clarissa

  This Mitchell County community was named after Clarissa Baker Buchanan, a beloved woman and early settler in the Cane Creek area. According to oral tradition, during the Civil War all the men were gone to fight. At that time marauders were a real danger in the...

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...

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