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Clarissa

Clarissa

This Mitchell County community was named after Clarissa Young, a beloved woman and early settler in the Cane Creek area. Clarissa is located in the Cane Creek section of Mitchell County, near...

Kona

Kona

This “scientific” community in west central Mitchell County is located near the junction of the North Toe and South Toe Rivers. Although there are several variations of how the community was named, the word Kona is actually short for the chemical makeup of feldspar. K...

Poplar – Hollow Poplar Creek

Poplar – Hollow Poplar Creek

Hollow Poplar Creek was the original name of this community near where the Toe River becomes the Nolichucky as it flows into the Nolichucky Gorge and Tennessee. It was named for an enormous poplar tree that once stood there. This hollowed tree supposedly served not...

Minpro

Minpro

This community has often been called the “mineral belt” of Mitchell County because of the clay, spar, and mica mined in the area. Several mineral processing plants sprang up in the area in the early 1900’s. A workman at one of those plants suggested the name Minpro as...

Toecane

Toecane

This central Mitchell County community is located at the junction of the North Toe River and Cane Creek. At an elevation of 2,058 feet, it was once a major stop on the Clinchfield Railroad line. Many goods that came into the county by train were unloaded at the...

Kalmia

Kalmia

Located in southeastern Mitchell County, Kalmia is named for the shrub that is commonly known as mountain laurel. Kalmia grows naturally in the area and was named for named after the Finnish botanist Pehr Kalm, who collected it in eastern North America during the 18th...

Altapass

Altapass

When the Clinchfield Railroad mades it way through the Roses Creek Community in the early 1900’s, the Holston Corporation established a grand hotel with a golf course and other luxurious amenities for those wanting to escape the heat of the low country for the cool...

Baptism at Pigeon Roost

Baptism at Pigeon Roost

Baptisms in a creek or river were once the rule rather than the exception for Appalachian Christians. Even if they hadn’t believed immersion in an outside body of water was appropriate, it was some time before indoor plumbing would have made a baptistery inside a...

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