Long before the age of big box stores such as Wal-Mart and Target, Oliver Springs had its own one stop shop in the Sienknecht’s General Merchandise Store. Sienknecht’s was considered the place to shop and find whatever it was you needed. Whether nails, a bolt of fine clothing, a hat custom made in the latest style, meats and groceries or maybe even a chicken from the pen outside the store, Sienknecht’s was sure to have exactly what you were looking for. More »
If you come into Oliver Springs today and ask for directions to the town library you will be directed towards one of the town’s crown jewels when it comes to its history. Anyone in town will tell you head down to the old train depot which now houses the Oliver Springs Public Library and the Oliver Springs Historical Society’s Museum and Preservation rooms. More »
Attention: If you placed an order for the Oliver Springs Commemoration Afghan but have not paid yet, you have until Friday afternoon do so or your afghan will not be ordered. Please Contact Pat Crowe (435.0384 or email@example.com) of the Oliver Springs Historical Society about making payment or by visiting the library and making your payment there. The library is open Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm.. More »
The year is 1895 and Oliver Springs has become a growing boomtown. The old 35 room Oliver Springs Hotel, or ‘Richards House’ as it was known had been torn down in 1894 to make way for the new hotel, which promised to surpass anything that the town had yet seen. And as first the mansions, then the carpenters did their magic, what came into being was indeed a magnificent edifice which promised grander times to come. More »
This web site is dedicated to the Town of Oliver Springs, which is located in East Tennessee at the intersection of Anderson, Roane, and Morgan counties in the foothills of the Cumberland mountains. Buffalo Mountain is home to the TVA wind farm photographed above, and nearby Windrock is a premier recreation area including camping, biking, ATV and off-road trails. Click here to see and hear the windmill’s in motion, and here for windmill image galleries.