Curly Fox Grand Ole Opry Member

(Curly Fox Photo Courtesy of Cunnyngham Studio Archives) Rhea County Resident Curly Fox Champion Fiddler Curly Fox was once described as more than just another Grand Ole Opry old-timer; he was probably the most influential fiddler in country music history, and one of the most popular entertainers of his time. The fiddler, who got his

Freight Train Derailment Graysville Tennessee September 9, 1949

One man was killed, and four others were injured, two seriously, about 2:45am on Friday morning September 9, 1949, when the last 13 cars of a 57-car southbound Southern Railway freight train left the tracks and crashed into six section gang sleeping cars parked on a siding a quarter-mile south of Graysville, Tennessee. George Jones,

City of Graysville Tennessee

Graysville, Tennessee was Incorporated in 1917 Graysville Tennessee became an incorporated town in January of 1917. The State of Tennessee passed a law chartering the town. Experts on charters said that it was the most progressive charter in the state at the time. Graysville had been trying to incorporate for several years before succeeding. The

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