The stone remnants of a remote old community called No Business still stand in Scott County at the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area. 10News reporter Jim Matheny explains how the nullified neighborhood earned its negative moniker when it was still a thriving community.
Gay Street serves as Knoxville's historical heart for entertainment, commerce, and politics. Jim Matheny traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to track down the namesake of Knoxville's most prominent downtown street.
One of the most unusual names in the Great Smoky Mountains is a peak known as Holy Butt. 10News reporter Jim Matheny speaks to a historical researcher about the oddly-named location's namesake.
The series that examines the origins of East Tennessee's interesting place names returns to 10News with a new name of its own: Namesake.
The crown jewel of downtown Harriman is the recently renovated Princess Theater. 10News reporter Jim Matheny finds out how the venue got its royal name.
In the hills of Campbell County you'll find
livestock, mangers, and the message of Christ in the small community of Bethlehem.
Centuries before Turkey Creek was known as a shopping destination, the name was more closely associated with actual streams in West Knox County. 10News reporter Jim Matheny finds out why they call it Turkey Creek.
The sacrifice of Greene County native Elbert Kinser in World War II inspired people to name landmarks across the globe in his honor.
Neyland Stadium stands as one of the most recognizable cathedrals in college football, but the namesake for the actual field inside the stadium predates UT's legendary head coach.
There aren't as many pumpkins in Punkin Center as there were in the past, but the name keeps local flavor alive in an area now known more for a beastly road.
The city of Rockford in Blount County features several bridges across the Little River. The foundation of the community and its name originated with a route across the watery barrier.
The falls along Conasauga Creek mark the most dramatic spot along a 42-mile stream that winds through the Cherokee National Forest.
The rugged hills and sparkling streams along Pittman Center in Sevier County attracted pioneer settlers in search of sustainable solitude.
The historic village of Concord borders Fort Loudon Lake. Long before TVA covered part of the town in water, the community and its name developed around farmland, churches, and railroad freight.