Famous People from Greeneville and Greene County

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Jul 25, 2011
 
Let's name some of the people who became famous that lived in Greeneville and Greene County. I think that naming some of those people will be interesting can help us learn more about the area. We will probably hear of famous people that most Greene Countains had never known about.

I will start by naming Andrew Johnson who as President was arguably the most famous person to have ever lived in Greene County.
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How about the one who has been seen by more people than anyone ever from Greeneville.....our number one citizen, Park Overall. She's the best and most famous, by far. Maybe Andrew Johnson and Davy Crockett are in the history books, but they weren't seen by as many people as our dear Park.
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Scott M. Niswonger, although he is from Phio, he makes his home here and is quite famous in the region. Just google his name and see for yourself. He is one of the richest men in America.
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The Band Perry is pretty popular in the music business.
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Who wrote:
Let's name some of the people who became famous that lived in Greeneville and Greene County. I think that naming some of those people will be interesting can help us learn more about the area. We will probably hear of famous people that most Greene Countains had never known about.
I will start by naming Andrew Johnson who as President was arguably the most famous person to have ever lived in Greene County.
How do you figure? The US population was only 35.2 million in 1865.
In 1998 which was Park`s prime, it was 270.2 million. Theaters, Cable TV,and the Internet must have pushed Park in many more homes. AJ only had one four year term, while Park is still going since 1988. Thats already 23 years of exposure. Park is much more FAMOUS!
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Dale Alexander..I remember seeing a photo of him in the Big Leagues with Babe Ruth.
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How do you figure? The US population was only 35.2 million in 1865.
In 1998 which was Park`s prime, it was 270.2 million. Theaters, Cable TV,and the Internet must have pushed Park in many more homes. AJ only had one four year term, while Park is still going since 1988. Thats already 23 years of exposure. Park is much more FAMOUS!
I ss your point. I was thinking more in terms of name recognition. I figure that the two most recognized names with Greene County connections were Davy Crockett and Andrew Johnson.
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Make that "I see your point".
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Dale Alexander..I remember seeing a photo of him in the Big Leagues with Babe Ruth.
Great post. I had not thought about Dale Alexander. He was a great athlete who led the American League in batting one year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Alexander

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Rodney Atkins a country singer was born in Knoxville but grew up here in Greeneville at Holston Homes. He comes back here every couple of years and does a concert at Holston and is a contributor to the Home.
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Rozetta Mowery is a published author, she also grew up at Holston Home.
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Rodney Atkins a country singer was born in Knoxville but grew up here in Greeneville at Holston Homes. He comes back here every couple of years and does a concert at Holston and is a contributor to the Home.
WOW!! Didn't know that! I bet alot of people don't!!
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<quoted text>Great post. I had not thought about Dale Alexander. He was a great athlete who led the American League in batting one year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Alexander
Great. A freakin' baseball player don't hold a candle to a famous movie actress like Park.
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I nominate Dustin Moore as a famous Greenevillian. All the little kids should look up to him for his accomplishments both on and off the field.
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Hey Park, you tell them, I'm your # 2 fan!!!
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The Band Perry is not from Greeneville. Where do they live? Where in Greeneville have they lived and for how long?

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Wikipedia recognizes the following (go figure):

Rodney Adkins
David Barton
James Sevier Conway
Davy Crockett
William Crutchfield
Samuel Doak
Andrew Johnson
Eliza McCardle Johnson
Elbert L. Kinser
Park Overall
Augustus Herman Pettibone
Rance Pless
Oliver Perry Temple
Rufus King Waddle
Calvin John Ward
Eddie Yokley
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The Band Perry is not from Greeneville. Where do they live? Where in Greeneville have they lived and for how long?
Umm yes they r they say it at eery concert dumbass they live up next to the 4h club in the big white house on the hill their dad is a doctor here ad they go fishing all the time in paint creek!

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