Oliver Springs Tennessee

Oliver Springs was founded in 1821 and was first known as Winter's Gap. In 1826, Richard Oliver became the town's first postmaster, the town was renamed Oliver's Springs in his honor. Oliver Springs was originally a popular resort for the natural mineral springs and hotel it offered to its guest. One last interesting fact - Oliver Springs lies within three Tennessee counties: Anderson, Morgan, and Roane.

This is one neat little town with a large amount of history everywhere you look. The Olive Springs Historical Society has done an excellent job in preserving that past as well as presenting it to the visitor. I really look forward to my next visit as I plan to walk more of the town and speak to more of the outreaching residents.

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Oliver Springs Tennessee

April 21st, 2013


As you enter Oliver Springs you find the street peppered with homes showing character Old antebellum homes are found tucked-in, almost from view Walking down Hwy 62 Oliver Springs began to reveal its history The building in the background is what caught my attention
Mr. Brown has diversified and is now into advertising, though be it for a good cause This naturally aging lamp post made this image complete The Sienknecht Store building, built around 1901 The store was used for a scene in the movie "October Sky", and still retains the Olga Coal Company facade created for the film
This town has a very strong historical group preserving their rich past The detailed craftmenship on the side of this building speaks volumesr Yet fooled again by Hollywood, this was painted for the movie "October Sky" which was released in 1999, a must see This really was the Oliver Springs Drug Company
Just the back side of the tracks This was once a hospital used to examine & treat the workers from "The Manhatten Project" from the secret city, Oak Ridge, Tennessee I was told by a resident that someone now lives in the Dr. Fred Stone, Sr. Hospital I became so fixated on the hospital that I'm noticing quite a few missed shots, oh well, a great reason to come back
Oliver Springs is truly an interesting town An inviting enterance to the past The Dr. Fred Stone, Sr. Hospital I would have loved to go inside and see all the nooks and cranies that are apparent from the outside
Looks as though a little remodeling has taken place since the hospital closed down. I do believe Dr. Stone would have appreciated the additions Colonial Hall 1830, General Sherman missed this one... thank goodness Well kept with the landscaping reflective of the period