Sharps Chapel, Union County Real Estate
A Brief Overview of Sharps Chapel, Union County
"Union County is bordered to the west by Anderson and Campbell Counties, to the north by Claiborne County, to the east by Grainger County, and to the south by Knox County. The county is approximately 223.6 square miles in size and has three county census divisions — Luttrell, Maynardville, and Sharps Chapel — as well as three municipalities — Luttrell, Maynardville, and Plainview.
The last twenty years have brought even greater change as the county became more closely tied to the Knoxville metropolitan area. New businesses brought new nonfarm jobs into the county, and more and more people commuted to the Knoxville job market. For example, in 1990 ten new manufacturing plants located in Union County. At present about 85 percent of the work force commutes to jobs outside the county. The growth of these nonfarm jobs has produced a substantial population growth; the county grew from 13,694 in 1990 to 17,808 in 2000 — an increase of 30 percent.
Union County is noted for its musical heritage; four of its sons are now known throughout the world — Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Carl Smith, and Kenny Chesney. Lois Johnson, Hilda Kitts Harrill, and Melba Kitts Greene are among its best known women entertainers." — Excerpts: Tennessee Encyclopedia [Read Union County history]
Many corner churches are the thriving cultural centers of their community. In addition to their regular devotional services, Union County's churches host picnic gatherings, gospels, and tent revivals. [See Union County's churches]
Stone's Mill Snapshot taken from the present-day bridge on Richland Creek
Trestle Remains Of the Richland Creek Bridge
Cynthia Lea's Poplar Hill House
Shield's StationNamed for Owner/Resident, Dr. Samuel Shields. After 1833, Shield's Station operated as the Blain's Crossing stagecoach stop, post office, general store, & pharmacy along the Great Wagon Trail.