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Old 02-04-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I think this is a fascinating segment done by our local news.

Why do they call it that? Niota | wbir.com
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Niota, TN
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I think this is a fascinating segment done by our local news.

Why do they call it that? Niota | wbir.com

Thanks, Hik. I missed that. Thank you for posting it.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Thanks, Hik. I missed that. Thank you for posting it.
I thought you would like that.

I didn't know it, either. WBIR has a cute segment on why certain things or places are named.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Fun link.
There is a road here called Boring Chapel that piques my interest, is it so named because of some long winded preacher or ???
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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postmaster Frances Powers retired 2 weeks ago and the postoffice looks empty after she moved 22 yrs of collection off the walls and out of the entrance.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Niota, TN
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postmaster Frances Powers retired 2 weeks ago and the postoffice looks empty after she moved 22 yrs of collection off the walls and out of the entrance.

Yeah, I went in there right after she left. And everyone was running around crazy, not knowing where anything was at. Frances was a very nice lady, I wish her well.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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FYI: More on your little pieace of heaven............ read the link on History of Niota and how it got it's name.
NIOTA TENNESSEE
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Pretty sure Boring Chapel was named for the Boring (surname) family that lives (or lived) up around those parts. They may have cashed in their chips by now, and sold out to that fancy subdivision at the end of the road!
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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i can tell you how niota got it's name. ok, back in 1897, there was a two towns named mossy creek (jacksonville today) and mouse creek (which is niota right now). niota has a little depot that still runs today. they relied on mail back then more than ever. but the names where so simuliar that there was a few mistakes that took place in the mail. one day a couple desided to get married in the niota depot. they got married and ordred ice cream. well, guess where the ice cream ended up. mossy creek. so the people got to gathered together and decided to rename the towns. they desided to name the mossy creek jacksonville (idk y) and named mouse creek niota (they believe this was a name of an indian but they wasn't for sure). and that's how niota got it's name by the famous "ice cream incident" in mossy creek.
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