Greeneville’s been around for a while. Since 1786, to be exact. Here’s the wiki. It’s had its ups and downs, mainly in the way the streets are laid out in the downtown area (that’s not a jab, it’s just that by walking out the downtown area, I seemed to be either going up a hill or down another).
I’ve always liked this sign. They made use of the available space:
This isn’t a sign, really, and I’m not certain it’s authentic, but I spotted in the downtown area where another building had been torn down. And I figured, hell, I’ve got a camera, might as well get a picture of it.
Ah, yes, Walker Hardware. Really faded. I’ve enhanced this about as much as I can.
And the bank clock. Is it original? The bank’s been here since early last century.
If you are heading this way, try to get here for either the Iris Festival in spring or the Renaissance Faire later on. Both are great fun.
We’re north of North Tazewell VA at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 645. 37.15566, -81.53931, to be more or less exact. I wonder what Toney’s Rhythm Punch was…and did it make you dance?
Where the coal mining industry started, back in 1888, but portions of the town are older. This Coca-Cola sign has been slightly enhanced. It was pretty faded. The building dates from 1893 (the date’s on the front).
These two buildings are on Centre Street in the downtown area. The one on the left has a 1894 date above, but I think “The Cricket” sign is fairly new. However, the building on the right, seeming a bit on the slant, has an 1883 date and under the date “S. Cohen” and under that “Elkhorn Saloon”.
This one I’m a little leery of. It may be that there was a “Butt & Co. Coffins”, but I’m certain this is a recent repaint. A town has to have a coffin maker, after all.