The history behind Inskip

Dr. Jim TumblinFeature, Fountain City

Inskip owes its name to the fortunate collaboration of two men: a Southern industrialist and railroad tycoon and a northern evangelist and religious campground organizer of renown.
The railroad tycoon was …

The 1920 Fountain Head Hotel fire

Dr. Jim TumblinFeature, Fountain City

“Flames destroy Fountain City Sanitarium. Seventy-five room building owned by Dr. Goetz is burned to ground. Twenty-one patients rescued, loss about $65,000. Lack of fire protection places neighboring structures in …

Edenvale: Home of McCampbell family

Dr. Jim TumblinFeature, Fountain City

It takes a heap of living to make a house a home. (Edgar Guest, 1916)
The farmhouse where Samuel Shannon McCampbell (1842-1930) and Sarah Prudence Smith McCampbell (1845-1932) lived for over …

All aboard the Dummy Line

Dr. Jim TumblinFountain City

Perhaps the most eventful year in Fountain City’s history was the year 1890. That was the year that the U.S. Post Office decided Tennessee could not have two Fountain Heads, …

Park Place: Col. J.C. Woodward’s mansion

Dr. Jim TumblinFountain City

Park Place, Col. J.C. Woodward’s Mansion, later became the home of Matthew S. McClellan (1900-1909), Thomas Pruden (1909-1917) and J.C. Williams (1917-1980). It was demolished in 1980 to make way …