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Tipton Hill

Tipton Hill

This western Mitchell County community was named for Major Jonathon Tipton III. Major Jonathon became embroiled in a 1784 dispute over the new state of Franklin.  The dispute was actually between him and his older brother Colonel John Tipton and Colonel John Sevier,...

Hawk

Hawk

This Mitchell County community sits at the confluence of the right fork of Cane Creek and the left fork of Cane Creek, beneath Hawk Mountain. A post office here in the late 1800’s was known as Hawk Mine.  The name comes from the abundance of hawks in the area.

Loafers Glory

Loafers Glory

This central Mitchell County community was named about 1890 by Jonathon Burleson because men delighted in whitling away their time on the porch of the local general store in the evenings and on Saturdays. One day when such a crowd had gathered, Burleson lazily...

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...

Catching The Train

Catching The Train

Catching the Clinchfield as it wound its way northbound up the mountains, or southbound to the piedmont was an easy task when passenger service was common. The railroad, which ran from coalfields of Elkhorn City, Kentucky to the textile mills of upstate South...

Lunday

Lunday

Lunday is a community in west central Mitchell County on the Toe River. The elevation is 2,346 above sea level. Was a stop on the Clinchfield Railroad during passenger train days until the 1950s. Famous for it's "house on the rocks" and the swinging bridge. Origin of...

Peppers

Peppers

Community in western Mitchell County on Bee Creek.The name of the community may come from the fact that spearmint and peppermint grew in the "bottoms" of that area. The Peppers Post Office was located on Peppers Branch near the old Mills Harrell House on Harrell Hill...

Ewart

Ewart

Community in north Mitchell County on Big Rock Creek between Harrell and Buladean. Knowledgeable Mitchell County residents say they believe this area was the location of the post office for General Wilder's Cloudland Hotel on Roan Mountain. The Cloudland Post Office,...

Street

Street

Street is a community in Mitchell County between Tipton Hill and Hollow Poplar Creek. Named for the Street family who were the early settlers there. Samuel C. Bradshaw was the first postmaster for this community that operated from 1903 to 1917.

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...

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