A Happening in Nameless, TN

NAMELESS, Tenn. (AP) — The tiny community of Nameless, Tenn., will have an identity Saturday.
It’ll be Nameless Heritage Day in the little town on the edge of Jackson County near the Putnam County line north of Interstate 40.
The old J.T. Watts General Store, now a museum, will be open for visitors, who will be able to enjoy a soft drink or eat a Moon Pie or a baloney and cheese sandwich in remembrance of the past.
According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, the town got its odd name from postal officials after residents years ago failed to agree on what to call their community.
The general store in recent years has been turned into a museum by Davis Watts to honor his parents and give back to the town.

2 thoughts on “A Happening in Nameless, TN

  1. Ursula

    Hi,
    We visited Namless, TN.in the 1980’s after reading,”Blue Highways,” by William Least Heat Moon. It was a thrilling adventure. We met a lovely gentleman, named Darby, who told us the tale about Nameless. I took a picture of him & our son seated on a bench in front of J.T.Watts general store.
    Just wondering if the gentleman, Darby, still lives in Nameless.

  2. Tommy B. Anderson

    All my relatives are from this area of Tenn. I don’t get back very often, but enjoy hearing about friends and family, many of whom are still in the area. I remember going to Watts store and Arnold McNabb’s store at the Diamond about 60 years ago. Fond memories. T.A.

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