Lone Mountain Post Office closes doors

Lone Mountain Post Office closes doors

There are 14 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Jan 9, 2010, titled Lone Mountain Post Office closes doors. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

The Lone Mountain Store and Post Office has long been a part of the community outside Tazewell.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WBIR-TV Knoxville.

I will miss it

Ooltewah, TN

#1 Jan 10, 2010
I will miss the store being there .It has there since way before I was born.And me along with lots of other people from the community have lots of memories at that store ,like walking to the store on saturdays with my dad to get grociers and while we were there my dad would treat us to a coke and sandwich and maybe an ice cream..and the owner would let us kids have 25 cents worth of candy, Which back then was a small bag full. Hopefully someone else will come along and reopen the store and bring it back to life for the community.
old

Cleveland, AR

#2 Jan 11, 2010
when did the store first open

Since: Nov 09

Tazewell, TN

#3 Jan 11, 2010
the news said almost 200 years ago...
I will miss it

Tazewell, TN

#4 Jan 23, 2010
I'm sure a lot of people who grew up near the store have alot of good memories . I would love to hear some of thoses memories.
Sad

Ooltewah, TN

#5 Apr 5, 2010
Lone MTN. at one time was the central hub of commerce for South Claiborne and North Grainger Counties. Back in the day when their wasn't a lot of money around, country store owners would take in for trade: eggs ,chickens, hams, lard and other commodities for groceries that people around here needed. Store owners would then take the commodities that they have traded for to the Lone Mtn. Rail Road Depot to ship them to the buyers that bought them, and pick up the stock orders to stock their stores. I would be willing to bet very few people know what a Due Bill is now. Woodmen would haul tan bark on horse drawn wagons to ship to their buyers. Cattlemen would drive their herds(just like the old west) to load railroad stock cars to be shipped to their buyers. It's sad to see the history of these small towns vanish away.
flush

Speedwell, TN

#6 Apr 5, 2010
And dont forget that they used to load all the stone from the old stone quarry on the rail cars there
Sad

Ooltewah, TN

#7 Apr 5, 2010
I didn't forget, it was left out on purpose to see if anyone else remembered or knew what the old derrick was used for. As a young man I worked at the Imperial Black Marble Quarry in Thorn Hill. The old timers there said it was an all day job to haul one load of marble blocks from the quarry to the derrick in Lone MTN. and back.
Back

United States

#8 Apr 6, 2010
Sad wrote:
I didn't forget, it was left out on purpose to see if anyone else remembered or knew what the old derrick was used for. As a young man I worked at the Imperial Black Marble Quarry in Thorn Hill. The old timers there said it was an all day job to haul one load of marble blocks from the quarry to the derrick in Lone MTN. and back.
Back in 51 or 52 they would usually haul 2 or 3 loads per day,
Most of the time it would only be one huge stone on the truck
and it traveling about 25 miles per hour where they could get
that fast.......... The good ole day's..........
An old Gentleman by the name of "Polly Cole" discovered that marble Quarry and i was alway's told they gave him a monthly
check for the rest of his life as a reward.
Sad

Tazewell, TN

#9 Apr 6, 2010
The same company that owned the Thorn hill Quarry back in the forties also owned a small Dolomite quarry somewhere on the North side of Lone Mtn. Lake. Iíve tried to locate it years ago with no luck, the lake may have taken it. That was the only known white marble in Tennessee. The quarry also produced a red marble.
I Will Miss It

Tazewell, TN

#10 Apr 8, 2010
Sad wrote:
The same company that owned the Thorn hill Quarry back in the forties also owned a small Dolomite quarry somewhere on the North side of Lone Mtn. Lake. Iíve tried to locate it years ago with no luck, the lake may have taken it. That was the only known white marble in Tennessee. The quarry also produced a red marble.
The only Rock Quarry I know of is located just past the Davis Auto Parts/ Junk Yard,And after you go around the next curve you will see an old building on the Left also on the left is the road down to the lake and down to the Rock Qurry. Good luck .Hope this helps you find it.Let us Know on here if you found it.
Seethings

Tazewell, TN

#11 May 1, 2010
I will miss it wrote:
I will miss the store being there .It has there since way before I was born.And me along with lots of other people from the community have lots of memories at that store ,like walking to the store on saturdays with my dad to get grociers and while we were there my dad would treat us to a coke and sandwich and maybe an ice cream..and the owner would let us kids have 25 cents worth of candy, Which back then was a small bag full. Hopefully someone else will come along and reopen the store and bring it back to life for the community.
We used to walk out to the store every morning to catch the bus and I always got a Pepsi and Snicker Bar before the bus ran. I have eaten alot of sandwiches outta there too, lol! I live down Lone Mtn. now and it's just not the same when you go by there.
I will miss it

Ooltewah, TN

#12 May 3, 2010
Seethings wrote:
<quoted text> We used to walk out to the store every morning to catch the bus and I always got a Pepsi and Snicker Bar before the bus ran. I have eaten alot of sandwiches outta there too, lol! I live down Lone Mtn. now and it's just not the same when you go by there.
I was glad to read your comment about your childhood memories
of the store. And I have lots more good memories of going to the store with my DaD. I'm guessing that you use to live directly behind the store.I go by there every once in a while and the same benches are still sitting on the porch..
Seethings

Tazewell, TN

#13 May 3, 2010
I will miss it wrote:
<quoted text>
I was glad to read your comment about your childhood memories
of the store. And I have lots more good memories of going to the store with my DaD. I'm guessing that you use to live directly behind the store.I go by there every once in a while and the same benches are still sitting on the porch..
No at that time I lived in Avon Hall! Did you ever know Bill Bunch, he used to stop at the Lone Mtn. Store and bring us a couple gallons of ice cream. He would ride his mule out there, wasn't life fun back in the good old days! I still live down here but past the store before the junk yard.
I Will Miss It

Ooltewah, TN

#14 May 5, 2010
Seethings wrote:
<quoted text> No at that time I lived in Avon Hall! Did you ever know Bill Bunch, he used to stop at the Lone Mtn. Store and bring us a couple gallons of ice cream. He would ride his mule out there, wasn't life fun back in the good old days! I still live down here but past the store before the junk yard.
Yes I remember Bill Bunch an his mule.And I also remember the Avon Hall.I love that house and when I was little I wished that I could go in it and look around.I read the topic on Haunted Places and was wondering did you see or hear any thing scary while you were living there?? Do you remember the old mill that was behind the store? well when us kids were playing in it we started to go up the stairs inside and saw a white figure at the top. Boy we did'nt waste anytime getting out of there ,We was'nt going to stick around to find out what it was.So I guess not only are there lots of memories of the store ,But of Lone Mountain itself...

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