NAMELESS, Tenn. -- Established in 1866, Nameless in Jackson County, Tenn., is believed to have received its odd name from postal officials after residents couldn't agree on a name.
At its population pinnacle, Nameless had about 250 residents, a post office, an elementary school and some stores.
Arguably, Nameless’ biggest tourist attraction is the “Welcome to Nameless” sign on the highway, including a museum at the former J.T. Watts General Store.
One legend says when a resident applied for a post office for the area, he left the “name of town” blank. When the U.S. Postal Service returned the application, “Nameless” was stamped on the form.
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Man Carves Art from Peach Seeds
CULLEOKA, Tenn. -- For more than 40 years, Roger R. Smith, of Culleoka in Maury County, been turning peach seeds into works of art with a pocketknife.
His tiny detailed carvings of animals and scenes are displayed in museums, and one peachy Santa Claus carving decorated a White House Christmas tree.
To see a related YouTube.com video from the Tennessee Arts Commission, click Peach Seed Art.
UT Has First Electric Bike System
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The nation's first automated electric bicycle (e-bike) sharing system operates at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
An electric bicycle has a motor that activates when pedaling intensifies.
To read more, click on UT e-Bikes.