Brianne Johnson Wright

City Archivist

Archives of the City of Kingsport

Kingsport Public Library and Archives

400 Broad Street

Kingsport, TN 37660



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  1. I recently moved back to Kingsport and was going through some things I had packed away. I have an item with a J. Fred’s sticker on the bottom. Do you know when that store closed? I was born in ’62 and I only remember it as Miller’s and what a thrill it was to go downtown with my mother. If I behaved, my treat was to ride the escalators. Thanks!

  2. My grandmother’s third husband was born and raised here. He had a terrible fear of storms. The story was that when he was a child there was a tornado that came in this area and literally cleared a hill off west stone drive of its trees. He lived down from the Netherland Inn road. The house is now torn down. Was there such a tornado in this area? It would have been somewhere between 1900 and 1930. I am just curious. Also, about the haunted tunnel along netherland inn road. My grandmother and her husband lived in his family home. She said that they also heard a baby cry and saw ghostly orbs at night.

  3. Do you have a list of the members of the police department from around 1930 to 1933? I am doing some research on my family history. Thanks!

  4. I was employed by Holston Defense Corporation on April 6, 1961. I retired January 1, 2000. Since then I have been compiling a list of HDC/HOW employees. The list is now about 2,400. I would like to share the information with people in the Kingsport area. Your archives seem the most logical place. I have other information that might be of interest.

  5. Found an old book in my mother’s stuff (she is 90) that had been her older cousin’s. It doesn’t have a date and I am trying to find out when it was printed. It is Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens .It is an American Home Classics. It has a blue, with maybe orange design, cover. It is a little hard to tell. Down on the binder at the bottom, it say Sears. I believe he had it in school either late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Thanks for any help.

  6. Myself and family are from Kingsport. I have just recently been researching my families past. I am consumed with it actually. I love this site!!! I would be curious if there are any pictures or information about the Club 81. It would have been located where Williams Electric is now on Wilcox Dr. It was here in the late 40’s into the 50’s I think. Thanks so much.

  7. I am looking for some records and pictures of the Elliott’s Boarding House. It was on 657 Dale Street in Kingsport. It was run by my great grandparents Delia and James Elliott. I think it would have been in the 1920’s and early 1930’s. I would love to know the dates of operation and perhaps some pictures if there are any in the archives.

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