First Prev
of 3
Next Last
BackWoods

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jul 30, 2010
I am curious, is Rock Batter or is it Badder? the backwoods place that legend says? Are there really people that never come down from the mountain and have no running water?
Plus - where exactly is Rock Batter? I have heard it's out in Campcreek near Shelton Mission. I'd like to take a drive out there one day to see what all the fuss is about, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't come home...
Lovely

Corryton, TN

#2 Jul 30, 2010
It is Rock Batter. And no it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Just as everything else, that everyone seems to "know everything about" Rock batter is out in the country, yes, there are a lot of folks who live there that would prefer to stay there. No it's not a ritsy suberb, it is a place where people appreciate what they have and make the best of it. Yes there are bad people there as there are anywhere you go, but there are really great people there as well. Yes they may be different than you or I, but come on. That is anywhere you go.

It is Rock Batter, because it is very rocky there, and there are many rock quarries. You may have gravel in your driveway from there!!

Just go towards Camp Creek, up toward Greene Mountain and there you are, there are some quite gorgeous places there if you want to know the truth about it.
ace face

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jul 30, 2010
My parents have several friends from all over who have some of the most gorgeous cabins there that they have either retired to or use as holiday and weekend homes...not as 'backwoods' as you'd expect! ;)
Greene Guy

Arab, AL

#4 Jul 30, 2010
there are a lot of Riddles and Jennings out there. There are (was) a lot of cousins dating and marrying each other ...BUT .... they were distant relatives ..... kind of like 3rd cousins....
Darnell

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jul 30, 2010
Stay away, and leave us alone!
uh huh

Fort Campbell, TN

#6 Jul 30, 2010
I live here...and there are some with no running water and outhouses still in use.
Mamaw

Kinston, NC

#7 Jul 30, 2010
Lovely wrote:
It is Rock Batter. And no it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Just as everything else, that everyone seems to "know everything about" Rock batter is out in the country, yes, there are a lot of folks who live there that would prefer to stay there. No it's not a ritsy suberb, it is a place where people appreciate what they have and make the best of it. Yes there are bad people there as there are anywhere you go, but there are really great people there as well. Yes they may be different than you or I, but come on. That is anywhere you go.
It is Rock Batter, because it is very rocky there, and there are many rock quarries. You may have gravel in your driveway from there!!
Just go towards Camp Creek, up toward Greene Mountain and there you are, there are some quite gorgeous places there if you want to know the truth about it.
Thank you. All true. My mother was born in Rock Batter and her father was killed by dynamite at a rock quarry there. Proud of my Rock Batter roots.
Jethro

Nashville, TN

#8 Jul 30, 2010
Why you wanna come up here and f*ck with us?
Cuzzin Merle

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jul 30, 2010
Jethro wrote:
Why you wanna come up here and f*ck with us?
Why no way Jethro! I dun wanna do dat. I jus wanna bring my banjo up there and see if you can keep up wit me on the gitarr. That is, if youins aint down at the river lookin for business men on a canoe trip.
Jethro

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 30, 2010
Cuzzin Merle wrote:
<quoted text>
Why no way Jethro! I dun wanna do dat. I jus wanna bring my banjo up there and see if you can keep up wit me on the gitarr. That is, if youins aint down at the river lookin for business men on a canoe trip.
Actually, the line is from the movie "Southern Comfort" in the Bayou with National Guard troops, not from "Deliverance". Good guess.
Mr K p

Gallatin, TN

#11 Jul 30, 2010
Rock Batter is a old term, the name has lost it's meaning over the years. It does not mean toothless.
well

Fort Campbell, TN

#12 Jul 31, 2010
rock batter is out next to margareta(sp) falls if im not mistaken
jack

Smyrna, TN

#13 Aug 1, 2010
yea yea yea no big mystery here, its just another greene co community no diffrent than stomper,lovelace,midway,mt.val ley or any where else. we got good people,bad people, imports and locals,family farms and folklore and WIND WIND WIND
B rad G

Johnson City, TN

#14 Aug 1, 2010
wow i love how ppl get on here an talk shit when they have no idea i grew up in greystone an i live in the city now an rock batter is just the same as anywhere else in the country ppl are crazy fun an alot of them are wonderful to be around. So i honestly think alot of ppl get on here to trash talk bout ppl an there homes to make themselves feel an look better!! Really grow up talk shit bout urself if ya gonna talk shit cause u might actually know what ur talkin bout then!!
city dweller

United States

#15 Aug 1, 2010
It is an area that is visible proof that there needs to be regulations on mobile homes.......a lot of regulations.
old one

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Aug 13, 2010
rockbatter my family dates prob farthest back ther rockbatter has some nice people ther but ther is some useless people ther to deadbeats and dealers it got its name years ago some those good people killed off some that trash in the 20s they was like 12 murders ther in a year it was a mean place but its full good people now you just a few trash and ther not the original familys. the farthest back familys is sheltons . hensley. riddle. morgan .cutshaw the rest dont go back that far just outsiders in my book
Minda

Fort Campbell, TN

#17 Aug 14, 2010
I can't believe I've lived here for so long and never heard of this place... this is really interesting.
old one

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Aug 15, 2010
we also hav some people in rock batter thats moved here from places like florda that wonts to run ther nose up in somebodys elses biusness they dont no WHAT ther dealing with ther going to put that nose up the wrong ones ass and then rockbatter justice WILL BE SERVED from the true decendents not the mouthy deadbeats or the trash that dont belong here
whatev

United States

#19 Aug 15, 2010
old one wrote:
we also hav some people in rock batter thats moved here from places like florda that wonts to run ther nose up in somebodys elses biusness they dont no WHAT ther dealing with ther going to put that nose up the wrong ones ass and then rockbatter justice WILL BE SERVED from the true decendents not the mouthy deadbeats or the trash that dont belong here
Ive lived here all my life and have family that have lived in Rockbatter all of theirs and I also have family that live there now from Florida you better hope you aren't talking about them because you will bite off more than you can chew when you start messing with them....trust....
casey

United States

#20 Aug 15, 2010
old one wrote:
we also hav some people in rock batter thats moved here from places like florda that wonts to run ther nose up in somebodys elses biusness they dont no WHAT ther dealing with ther going to put that nose up the wrong ones ass and then rockbatter justice WILL BE SERVED from the true decendents not the mouthy deadbeats or the trash that dont belong here
Apparently Rock Batter doesnt believe in schooling?!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greeneville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D) aka Coyote Fugly 15 min Truth seeker 8
fun thing to do ***Keep a Word~Drop a Word*** (Sep '10) 28 min Princess Hey 11,230
He got what he signed up for 1 hr Genius 58
Shaun at the Walmart dc? 5 hr Layla 1
husbands POS baby momma (May '15) 5 hr Wondering 6
Even fakier fake news that just has to be fake ... 5 hr MaxFax ThunderGnome 111
Max Planck For Sheriff 6 hr MaxFax ThunderGnome 656
Body found 18 hr MaxFax ThunderGnome 26

Greeneville Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Greeneville Mortgages