McMinn County was founded in 1819 on land previously owned by the Cherokee Nation. Situated in Southeast Tennessee, McMinn County is halfway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Atlanta and Bristol and New York and Miami. For its citizens, it remains a rural county of mountain ridges with deep hollows and wide, creek-watered valleys; its different topography also defines the diverse people who, for 150 years, have called McMinn County home.
In a new pictorial history book by local author and county historian Joe Guy, over 200 vintage postcards commemorate many long-forgotten scenes from Athens, Englewood and Etowah. All three have different histories, different people and different stories to tell.
The author hopes the book will “provide a lasting impression of the past history of some of our local communities in McMinn County.”
Highlights of McMinn County:
• Sampling of Don’s postcards illustrates his deep affection for McMinn County and is a fitting tribute to Don as a friend and a public servant
• Visual timeline of the changes in Athens, Etowah, Englewood and Tennessee Wesleyan College that can’t be found in any other publication
Meet the Author!
Book Launch - Monday, May 3, 4 - 6 pm. EG Fisher Library, 1289 Ingleside Avenue, Athens. Co-sponsored by the EG Fisher Public Library and the McMinn County Historical Society and Archives. Please contact Beth Mercer at 423.745.7782 for more information.
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