Pond Holler & Cedar Creek

Pond Holler & Cedar Creek

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Just Curious

Quincy, FL

#1 May 9, 2012
Why does everyone say these are bad area's and you don't need to go here?
Sandy

Mesquite, NV

#2 May 15, 2012
Well is anyone going to answer?
Jut Curious

Quincy, FL

#3 May 17, 2012
Well since everyone is afraid to comment about the why....could you tell me where this area is?
fyi

Quincy, FL

#4 May 21, 2012
I don't know a lot about Pond Hollow except from the rumors, but from what I understand it's just that, a little hollow in the county, not a big area at all. If you are worried about it, don't drive down there. I have never heard that you should stay away from Cedar Creek. I have a camp on Cedar Creek and love all the people down there. The bar down there is a lot of fun now that the new owners have taken over and it's just a laid back good time.
Just Sayin

Quincy, FL

#5 May 23, 2012
Thank You FYI.... I have to travel all over Perry County and can't be very picky where they send me and had heard not to go to these places but didn't know if it was paranoia or something I should be aware of
fperry co

Charlestown, IN

#6 May 29, 2012
watch unsolved mysteries if you want to know why to stay away from "pond holler" lol
Volunteer_Histor ies

Arlington, VA

#7 Feb 27, 2015
The area was at one point an extremely rural, isolated part of an already rural and isolated county. There were many rumors surrounding the residents of this neighborhood, some deserved, others undeserved. It eventually garnered a reputation as being Lobelville and Perry County's own little version of what was seen in the movie "Deliverance." There were, and some would say continue to be, a few groups of people that lived in this area that did, in fact, exhibit a rather enhanced paranoia about those from the 'outside' of their group. I grew up in the area, and for my entire life, it was always known as an area one didn't go unless you had specific business there. And having specific business there was unlikely for the more law abiding among us, as it was also known as an area where one could obtain illicit liquor, and later, drugs.

Pond Hollow (and Lobelville in general) came to rather dubious national fame for a brief period in the late 1980s and early 1990s due to the disappearance of Mr. George Owens, which was covered on the nationally syndicated television show "Unsolved Mysteries." Mr. Owens, who reportedly possibly suffered from a mild mental handicap, was misdirected to Lobelville after a gas station attendant misunderstood his request for directions. He was last seen at a small country store at the corner of state highways 13 and 50 in Lobelville (50 has been since renumbered as a secondary route, 438). His car was later found in the woods in Pond Hollow, with no sign of Mr. Owens to be found, save for his walking cane and jacket which were found near the car. Rumors began to spread that he ran afoul of the denizens of the Hollow. This theory is, unfortunately, entirely plausible, especially considering the fact that he was black.

Pond Hollow has since seen something of a resurgence, having caught the eye of development companies which took advantage of the beautiful scenery along the Tennessee River and extremely low land prices available. It is located near a popular recreation area and boat dock at Cedar Creek, which has helped in its recent popularity.

In short, Pond Hollow is one of hundreds of isolated areas of Tennessee that has a population of people who, for whatever reason, have often shied away from outside contact, preferring to keep to themselves. Some of these people, as with any population, are bad apples that would have wished harm on those that stumbled in to them. But it isn't really a place one must actively avoid these days, especially if you're just minding your own business or passing through.
Deliverance

Indian Trail, NC

#8 Feb 27, 2015
Volunteer_Histories wrote:
The area was at one point an extremely rural, isolated part of an already rural and isolated county. There were many rumors surrounding the residents of this neighborhood, some deserved, others undeserved. It eventually garnered a reputation as being Lobelville and Perry County's own little version of what was seen in the movie "Deliverance." There were, and some would say continue to be, a few groups of people that lived in this area that did, in fact, exhibit a rather enhanced paranoia about those from the 'outside' of their group. I grew up in the area, and for my entire life, it was always known as an area one didn't go unless you had specific business there. And having specific business there was unlikely for the more law abiding among us, as it was also known as an area where one could obtain illicit liquor, and later, drugs.
Pond Hollow (and Lobelville in general) came to rather dubious national fame for a brief period in the late 1980s and early 1990s due to the disappearance of Mr. George Owens, which was covered on the nationally syndicated television show "Unsolved Mysteries." Mr. Owens, who reportedly possibly suffered from a mild mental handicap, was misdirected to Lobelville after a gas station attendant misunderstood his request for directions. He was last seen at a small country store at the corner of state highways 13 and 50 in Lobelville (50 has been since renumbered as a secondary route, 438). His car was later found in the woods in Pond Hollow, with no sign of Mr. Owens to be found, save for his walking cane and jacket which were found near the car. Rumors began to spread that he ran afoul of the denizens of the Hollow. This theory is, unfortunately, entirely plausible, especially considering the fact that he was black.
Pond Hollow has since seen something of a resurgence, having caught the eye of development companies which took advantage of the beautiful scenery along the Tennessee River and extremely low land prices available. It is located near a popular recreation area and boat dock at Cedar Creek, which has helped in its recent popularity.
In short, Pond Hollow is one of hundreds of isolated areas of Tennessee that has a population of people who, for whatever reason, have often shied away from outside contact, preferring to keep to themselves. Some of these people, as with any population, are bad apples that would have wished harm on those that stumbled in to them. But it isn't really a place one must actively avoid these days, especially if you're just minding your own business or passing through.
Stay away from both areas.. just like Linden, you can hear the banjos playing...
notnedbeatty

United States

#9 Feb 28, 2015
Always thought Pond Holler and Cedar creek were at opposite ends of the county ?
BlondeKid

Linden, TN

#10 Feb 28, 2015
thats a electric banjo, cuz we all TVA'ed up now.
perry co resident

Waynesboro, TN

#11 Feb 28, 2015
Pond holler is located in the area known as crooked creek ! Cedar creek is on the opposite side of the county !

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